HMS Alliance 2013 National Raffle
As conservation work progresses towards re-opening in 2014, we are trying to raise the final £230,000 required to save HMS Alliance for future generations. To bridge this gap in funding to save HMS Alliance, the Royal Navy Submarine Museum will be holding a national raffle with the chance to win some brilliant prizes, including:
Tickets are priced at £1 and are available from the end of January. Online closing date is the 23rd April 2013. The winners will be announced on the 24th April 2013.
If you would like to participate in the raffle and help Save HMS Alliance, the only surviving WW2 era submarine that is the memorial to 5300 submariners who have given their lives in service contact: Emma Strong Book Tickets Here
A rare ladies submarine brooch has been discovered at the Museum. This delicate brooch is thought to have been specially commissioned for a serving submarine officer to give to his sweetheart. The newly discovered brooch, dated 1909 is made of solid silver by Liberty’s and is reminiscent of a C class submarine.
George Malcolmson, Archivist, said, “I would think that this brooch is pretty unique probably ordered by a submarine officer for his wife or girlfriend”
“I have never seen another one like this. It is a remarkable piece of jewellery and I would love to know more about the story behind it”
It was common for submariners to make their own tokens of love for sweethearts during the duller periods on patrol. Often many such objects were made from silver spoons “borrowed” from the Wardroom.
HMS ALLIANCE Appeal
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Removal of the After Planes
"Bit of a mess but I'm sure the Wrecker can fix it"
From the Chairman
HMS ALLIANCE. Work on the project to refit and preserve HMS ALLIANCE is in full swing. The cofferdam is nearing completion and work on the refurbishment of the submarine is planned to start in June with the removal of the casing and fin; this will make it necessary to close the submarine for a few weeks. Work on Alliance is expected to take about 15 months, with completion in late 2013 and a ceremony to mark her return to pristine condition in early 2014. The bar chart here shows the overall plan.
Paul Hoddinott, Chairman
Visit by Friends of the Naval Museums
Monday 11 June 2012
Following on from the visits by the Friends of all four naval Museums to the Fleet Air Arm Museum in 2009 and to the Royal Marines Museum in 2010, the visit in 2012 is to the Royal Naval Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport PO12 2AS. There will be the opportunity to tour HMS ALLIANCE, a World War 2-era submarine, and to view many other exhibits that tell the story of the Royal Navy’s Submarine Service since 1901. On-going restoration work to HMS ALLIANCE should not impair or distract from the enjoyment of your visit.
1015-1100 Arrive; coffee and tea.
1100-1145 Talk on RN submarine operations in World War I by Rear Admiral Paul Hoddinott, CB OBE
1145-1245 Divide into groups. Guided tours of exhibits and HMS ALLIANCE
1245-1330 Lunch. A two-course lunch will be served; wine and soft drinks will be available at an additional cost..
1330-1430 Continue tours of HMS ALLIANCE and exhibits
1430 onwards depart.
The cost for the visit including lunch, tea and coffee is £14.50 per person. Please send names and cheques (payable to the Society of Friends of the RN Submarine Museum) to Commander P. Bolas RN at 58 Southleigh Road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 2QJ.
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