Royal Navy Submarine Museum Unveils Plans to Restore HMS Alliance

Ambitious plans to restore and conserve the iconic World War II era submarine HMS Alliance have been announced by the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, in Gosport, Hampshire where the vessel has been on display to the public since 1982.

With royal approval from patron HRH Prince William, the Saving HMS Alliance Appeal which will raise the funds required for the Alliance Conservation Project was launched with a WW2 flypast from the RN Historic Flight and a display of red flares that showed that HMS Alliance is in distress and needs urgent help. The crew of the Navy’s newest submarine HMS Ambush mixed with the Rear Admiral Submarines, Mark Anderson, former Commanding Officers and crew of HMS Alliance and World War 2 veteran submariner Captain “Tubby” Crawford.

The Alliance Conservation project is the First Sea Lord’s top naval heritage priority. Exposed to sea water over cradles by the Museum quayside, her outer structure has corroded so badly that parts are literally in danger of falling into the sea below, a rusting process that has proved hard to arrest due to difficulties of access.

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum . Haslar Jetty Road . Gosport . Hampshire . PO12 2AS

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