Silent and Secret

The new exhibition at the Museum – Silent and Secret – is open!

It will explore the history of the deterrent and reveal the “challenging nature of working in these submarines”, Read more »

Your Submarine Museum Needs You!

The Museum is looking for volunteers and is holding a drop in event in Torbay Block (in the Museum car park) on on Wednesday 18th of July 2018 on how you can help Your Museum by contributing some of your time and your specialist submarine knowledge. Read more »

AGM 2018

The 2018 AGM will take place at the Museum on 31 August 2018 starting at 1800.  Full details including online registration are here . Read more »

Silent and Secret


“Silent and Secret”, a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the Royal Navy’s Continuous At Sea Deterrent will take place on 15/16 June 2018 at the Historic Dockyard.   Read more »

Author meets Historian

Last week Eric Thompson, whose new book On Her Majesty’s Nuclear Service is published on 28 February, met historian Dan Snow at the Museum who interviewed him about the book. Read more »

WW2 Veteran’s 96th Birthday Party

Read more »The Friends of the RN Submarine Museum facilitated a visit by Michael Tibbs, his wife, Anne, and 14 family members to the RNSM on Saturday 25 November to celebrate his 96th birthday,

New Exhibition – 50 Years of Deterrence

The Museum has asked us to give this wide circulation:

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is launching a nationwide appeal for artefacts to help tell the story of 50 years of Britain’s continuous at sea deterrent . Read more »

Christmas Cards

The Friends of the RN Submarine Museum are delighted to offer this year two exclusively designed Christmas Cards aimed at raising money  support the Museum.   Read more »

Submarine Whisky

WHISKY UPDATE  From our Vice Chairman Read more »

Sadly, it has proved impossible to devise a method for Friends to order bottles of the Submarine Service whisky.

Perisher 100 – Mountbatten Festival of Music

The  Mountbatten Festival of Music was streamed live for the very first time last Saturday (25 March 2017).  The Submarine Service featured heavily this year with  two new pieces in the first half specially composed for us: Deterrence, Read more »

Christmas is Coming!

We are considering selling Christmas Cards in aid of the Friends this year and are keen to gauge support for the idea.   Read more »

Strategic Update

The Friends have been instrumental in several areas of improvement at the Museum over the last two and a half years. Read more »

Barrow Built Submarines

Read more »NavyBooks has co-operated with Lt Cdr Barry Downer (ex SM DWEO) to publish a revised and updated version of his limited edition book,

Adventures of Sammy the Submarine

One of our Members, Trevor Andrew-Gernand, reports that his new book: Adventures of Sammy the Submarine has been published today and is available to buy as excellent present for Grandchildren here. Read more »

Caption Competition

The photo below of HMS SPRAT from Mary Thompson just begs a caption competition.  No prizes, I’m afraid, just add your suggestion as a comment below. Read more »

X51 Installed in New Home

X51 arrived at the Scottish Submarine Centre on time and was swiftly removed from the trailers. The Verslifts set to work to slip her into the building, Read more »

Course Photos – Poll

Would you like to see a section on the website containing old course photos?  This might be a powerful testament to those who have served in boats over the years and fun too! Read more »

Royal Visit

HRH Prince Michael of Kent made an unofficial visit to the Museum on Friday afternoon, 1st July.  He was escorted by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire with Dominic Tweddle and John Rawlinson from the NMRN  in attendance. Read more »

New Book Added

Members can now read the first attempt at a comprehensive description of Submarine operations in the First World War.  Submarine and Anti-submarine by Sir Henry Newbolt and published in 1919 is available in the reference documents section here. Read more »

All Round Look Archive

As part of our plan to build up the reference content of the Friends website we have now published an archive of the past 10 years of All Round Look available from our Reference Documents page here. Read more »

The Submarine Memorial Fund

Few people know of the Submarine Memorial Fund but it exists, as part of the RNBT, to support serving and former submariner ratings and their families.   Read more »

Submarine Service Tie – Do you like it?

Friends who still wear ties might we be interested in the new official Submarine Service Tie. As it says on the website: “…bringing together the colours of the White Ensign and the gold of the Submarine Service’s prestigious Dolphins badge. Read more »

They Come Unseen

“Are you a resourceful destroyer captain or a successful submarine commander?” Why not find out and have fun playing: “They Come Unseen”, Read more »

Gone to Sea in a Bucket

A new piece of submarine fiction, this is what the Amazon editor says:

Following Harry Gilmour’s journey from out-of-place naval reservist on the deck of a grand battleship to experienced officer on board a World War Two submarine,  Read more »

Searching for AMBUSH

From Trevor Andrew-Gernand

I was just wondering if there is any of the crew of the old Ambush when it was based in Halifax in 1955/6, Read more »

Hunting for UNTIRINGs

From Trevor Andrew-Gernand Read more »
Although I am have been the Welfare Officer in International Submariners Association for quite a few years now and have met many fellow boatees I have never come across anyone who was a fellow crew member who was on my first boat (HMS/M Untiring), 

The Last RN Ship to Leave Malta

Reproduced at the attachment by kind permission of the Plymouth Naval Retired Officers Association is this article telling the story of the last departure of HMS TURPIN from Malta.   Read more »

First Gulf War

A short clip of Otus in Deigo Garcia and pictures of Opossum both in their camouflage during the First Gulf War are in the Dits and Bits Section.   Read more »

Lottery Win!

Congratulations to our first lottery winner – okay its not a life changing amount but the £5.00 he won will buy a bottle of plonk to toast the Submarine Service! Read more »

60th Member Registers

Today the 60th member registered on the new website and 16 have taken out tickets with our lottery. Thanks to you all for your support. Read more »