Uncover the secrets of the last British WW2 submarine

Gosport, Hampshire

Be prepared for the horrors of the deep, as you discover what life on board wartime submarines at the Submarine Museum.

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HMS Alliance is the only surviving British WW2 era ocean going submarine left in the world. Once on-board you will hear about the foul food on early submarines, and the nick names given for meals such as ‘Frog in the Bog’ for ‘Toad in the Hole’.

You will learn about the ‘stinky subs’; fresh water was in short supply, so crewman didn’t wash or change their clothes for six weeks at time. In 1947 HMS Alliance cruised underwater for thirty days. Imagine sharing a home with 65 stinky men. Imagine you couldn’t open the window for a month. No wonder some submarines banned baked beans…

Your visit on-board will bring to life what it was like to work and live on a submarine, and includes an Alliance film narrated by British Hollywood star Ian McShane.

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