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”, from the Museum press release which continues: “The exhibition will highlight the experiences of those men who served and will help promote discussion about why the nuclear deterrent was adopted.”

If you are not a member of Friends (who get in for free) you can book tickets  online at www.historicdockyard.co.ukand save 20%.

For those who live too far away to visit now some pictures and exhibits are in the gallery below.

Silent and Secret curator Alexandra Geary with a firing panel from the Polaris-era featuring in new exhibition marking 50 years of the at-sea deterrent
Silent and Secret curator Alexandra Geary with a firing panel from the Polaris-era featuring in new exhibition marking 50 years of the at-sea deterrent
Author: Chris Stephens
Aperture: 1.8
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Iso: 400
Copyright: Chris Stephens
Orientation: 1
Curator Alexandra Geary with keys which were part of the sequence for firing. Featuring in Silent and Secret exhibition credit NMRN
Curator Alexandra Geary with keys which were part of the sequence for firing. Featuring in Silent and Secret exhibition credit NMRN
Author: Chris Stephens
Aperture: 1.2
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Iso: 400
Copyright: Chris Stephens
Orientation: 1
Familygrams were eagerly anticipated by crew members on long patrols. At 40 words long, they could only contain positive news credit NMRN
Familygrams were eagerly anticipated by crew members on long patrols. At 40 words long, they could only contain positive news credit NMRN
Author: Chris Stephens
Aperture: 4
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Iso: 400
Copyright: Chris Stephens
Orientation: 1

2 comments on “Silent and Secret”

  1. John says:

    Do you have a good photo of SSBN manoevring room? Would be of interest to many me/we officers and watchkeepers.

  2. alanjones904@yahoo.co.uk says:

    I can identify two of the people in this Photo of Reso Control Rm. On the periscope Lt. Merrick, on the sysytems Console POMEM Beale( beastie beale) . That’s it.

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