Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Royal Navy Submarine Museum We tell the story of the Royal Navy's submarine service. Winter Opening Hours Start 5 September: Last entry time is 1 hour before closing. Open Wednesday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.30pm.

Closed Monday and Tuesday. Summer Opening Hours Start 26 July: Last entry time is 4.30pm. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm. A visit to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, Hampshire allows the visitor to dive into history and go onboard on our submarines which include Holland 1, the very first British submarine built in 1901 and the only surviving walk through WWII submarine in the UK - HMS Alli

Closed Monday and Tuesday. Summer Opening Hours Start 26 July: Last entry time is 4.30pm. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm. A visit to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, Hampshire allows the visitor to dive into history and go onboard on our submarines which include Holland 1, the very first British submarine built in 1901 and the only surviving walk through WWII submarine in the UK - HMS Alli

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20/09/2021

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It's not quite Nigella, or British Bake Off worthy but, we do have a recipe for an authentic Ship's Biscuit for #BritishFoodFortnight!

Ship’s biscuit originated in the 16th century and later made in bulk at the victualling yards. The example in the photograph was preserved by one of 13 seamen who survived 6 days on a raft in 1940.

The recipe did not vary greatly over the years, and the key difference would be the flour. It would be difficult to produce a historically authentic biscuit from modern refined flour.

Traditional 17th century recipes tend to be written in the style of ‘take a great store of... [insert ingredient]’, so we've adapted it to a quantity that won't serve a ship!

Fancy having a go? We're not sure we can recommend it, and if you do, watch your teeth! 😂

📝The Recipe📝

🍞 To produce a similar plain ships biscuit, a coarse stone-ground wholemeal flour should be used.
💦 Add water to 1lb wholemeal flour and 1/4oz salt to make a stiff dough.
🔥 Separate in to 5 or 7 biscuits. Bake in a hot oven approx. 420 degrees F or 220 C for 30 minutes.
🍪The biscuits should then be left undisturbed in a warm dry atmosphere to harden and dry out.

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Today's blog is about The Tragedy of Jun’yō Maru.On the 12 and 18 September 1944, Allied forces sank three Japanese carg...
18/09/2021

Today's blog is about The Tragedy of Jun’yō Maru.

On the 12 and 18 September 1944, Allied forces sank three Japanese cargo ships. The outcome was an unforeseen tragedy that became one of the deadliest maritime disasters of the Second World War.

https://www.nmrn.org.uk/news-events/nmrn-blog/tragedy-jun%E2%80%99y%C5%8D-maru

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Today's blog is about The Tragedy of Jun’yō Maru.

On the 12 and 18 September 1944, Allied forces sank three Japanese cargo ships. The outcome was an unforeseen tragedy that became one of the deadliest maritime disasters of the Second World War.

https://www.nmrn.org.uk/news-events/nmrn-blog/tragedy-jun%E2%80%99y%C5%8D-maru

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17/09/2021

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#OnThisDay, we remember the 518 crew lost when #HMSCourageous was sunk off the southwest coast of Ireland by German torpedoes in 1939. Please take a moment today to think about all our serving personnel currently deployed around the world.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #RoyalNavy

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14/09/2021

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Ahead of tomorrow, in tribute to The Few, we share this photograph of Major A. E. Marsh, RM. During World War Two, twenty-six Royal Marines Officers and four other ranks are known to have served as pilots with the Fleet Air Arm.

Three of these officers, Alan Edward Marsh, Ronald Cuthbert Hay and Alexander Wright qualified to wear the Battle of Britain Bar. Commander Ronald Cuthbert Hay DSO, DSC and Bar is the only Royal Marine fighter ace.

In 1940, Hay flew a Fairey Fulmar aircraft with 808 Naval Air Squadron based at Wick, Scotland. The Squadron was assigned to RAF Fighter Command.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #BattleOfBritain #RoyalMarines #FleetAirArmMuseum Fleet Air Arm Museum Royal Marines Museum

Today our thoughts are with the friends, families and people effected by the 11 September attacks in America twenty year...
11/09/2021

Today our thoughts are with the friends, families and people effected by the 11 September attacks in America twenty years ago.

#NMRN #Remembrance

Today our thoughts are with the friends, families and people effected by the 11 September attacks in America twenty years ago.

#NMRN #Remembrance

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08/09/2021

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An illustration from ‘A naval alphabet’ with rhymes by M. Berkeley and illustrations by J.H. Hartley (1922) for UNESCO’s World Literacy Day.

Marconi’s early work is significant in the development of wireless technology and fits the theme for this year which is “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”, to recognise the importance of technology-enabled literacy. Over the past year, many efforts have been made to find alternative ways to ensure continuity of learning.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #InternationalLiteracyDay

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07/09/2021

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While we care for some unique historical artefacts, #HMSWarrior is also home to a beautiful flock of Starlings that offer murmuration displays at certain times of the year.

Recently we managed to snap one of our feathered friends singing a sea shanty on the ropes...

#NMRN

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02/09/2021

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While the war against Japan ended on 15 August 1945 and the UK now commemorates #VictoryOverJapan on that day, it wasn’t the case at the time. Surrenders of the areas under Japanese occupation took weeks and celebrations at home took place in the autumn. The USA celebrates #VJDay on 2 September, so in commemoration here are scenes from the RNAS Arbroath (HMS Condor) Victory Parade.

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01/09/2021

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One of your five a day...
Look at what we un-covered in the collection... a cartoon depicting 1918 sailors receiving produce from the Vegetable Products Committee, formed by Lord Charles Beresford to supply fresh vegetables, fruits & jams to the Grand Fleet.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy

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31/08/2021

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What can you see in the x-ray eating the wood on HMS #Invincible1744?

Shipworm! This pest is actually a mollusc & they use their shell like we use our teeth.

Find out about the challenges our conservation team face when dealing with historic artefacts at the Diving Deep #HMSInvincible exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/hms-invincible

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Thanks to: MAST, Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology & National Lottery Heritage Fund

HMS Vigil starts on BBC One tonight at 9pm and tells the fictional tale of a mysterious death onboard a submarine. The s...
29/08/2021
Where is Vigil on BBC One filmed? Filming locations revealed

HMS Vigil starts on BBC One tonight at 9pm and tells the fictional tale of a mysterious death onboard a submarine.

The series stars the incredible Suranne Jones, who we hosted at our sister museum, the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool for the filming of Gentleman Jack a few years ago.

The filming locations for #HMSVigil are in beautiful Scotland but, if you'd like to step onboard a real submarine to see what it's like for yourself, visit us in Gosport, Hampshire, and physically walk through HMS Alliance, the only remaining Second World War era submarine.

Will you be tuning in tonight? Let us know in the comments below!

Read about HMS Vigil: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/15952597/vigil-on-bbc-one-filmed/

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy

THE BBC One thriller follows the tale of a missing Scottish fishing trawler and a mysterious death aboard a Trident submarine. The six-part series will begin on August 29, 2021. Where is Vigil film…

Interested in working for us?We've got a range of new roles which we share on our website...www.nmrn.org.uk/jobs-volunte...
28/08/2021

Interested in working for us?

We've got a range of new roles which we share on our website...
www.nmrn.org.uk/jobs-volunteering

And, we share them on our LinkedIn Page...
https://www.linkedin.com/company/2763332

Follow us for all the latest opportunities.

#NMRN #Jobs

Interested in working for us?

We've got a range of new roles which we share on our website...
www.nmrn.org.uk/jobs-volunteering

And, we share them on our LinkedIn Page...
https://www.linkedin.com/company/2763332

Follow us for all the latest opportunities.

#NMRN #Jobs

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27/08/2021

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On 27 August 1914, the first Royal Naval Air Service squadron deployed to Ostend under the command of Charles Rumney Samson. The ground party of support staff crossed the channel in HMS Empress, while the pilots flew across in an assortment of aircraft, B.E. 2A, Sopwith, Bleriot, Farman, Bristol and Short.

#NMRN #FleetAirArmMuseum #RoyalNavyAirService #RoyalNavy

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24/08/2021

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In the NMRN’s collection is a matchbox cover made of aluminium salvaged from the wreckage of airship R38 which exploded over the estuary of the River Humber on 24 August 1921. It was made by Henry Beacock, who was working on a dredger that went to the aid of the survivors. The back of the cover shows the airship breaking in half mid-air.

You can read more about the R38 and its fate here: https://www.nmrn.org.uk/news-events/nmrn-blog/r38-disaster

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #100Anniversary #FleetAirArmMuseum
Fleet Air Arm Museum

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23/08/2021

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Find out more about Holland 1 on your next visit to Royal Navy Submarine Museum with the new touchscreen in place helping tell her incredible history.

Watch the story of how she was built including imagery of her salvage, conservation and restoration in much more detail.

You'll find the submarine museum across the water from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in Gosport, which has a rich naval heritage and is also based in Hampshire.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #RoyalNavySubmarineMuseum #Gosport #Portsmouth #Hampshire

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20/08/2021

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More from #BehindTheScenes in #Hartlepool - we've already saved some objects that reflect #RML497's Second World War history, and today we've have also kept hold of a life ring and life jacket to represent its time as a ferry.

#NMRN #TheNationalMuseumOfTheRoyalNavyHartlepool

📅 Book an entry time slot! 📅It's essential to book an entry time slot in advance and you can do that at https://www.nmrn...
18/08/2021

📅 Book an entry time slot! 📅
It's essential to book an entry time slot in advance and you can do that at https://www.nmrn.org.uk/book-your-visit
Newly purchased tickets will prompt you to book your first visit and time slot.
Returning visitors need to use their Returner ID (in your original confirmation email) to book a time slot through the link above.

📅 Book an entry time slot! 📅
It's essential to book an entry time slot in advance and you can do that at https://www.nmrn.org.uk/book-your-visit
Newly purchased tickets will prompt you to book your first visit and time slot.
Returning visitors need to use their Returner ID (in your original confirmation email) to book a time slot through the link above.

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17/08/2021

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What did you do in the 18th Century when your hair was flapping in your eyes when you were climbing the rigging?

Life onboard HMS #Invincible1744 was very different, and there was no popping to the supermarket to stock up on hair gel before your trip.

So, sailors used to use tar as hair gel, there was plenty of it about!

Find out weird facts like this and more at the #HMSInvincible Diving Deep exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/hms-invincible

#NMRN
Thanks to: MAST, Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology & National Lottery Heritage Fund

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16/08/2021

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Rum has long been known as a sailor’s drink - grog, a mix of rum and water, was given out on board #RoyalNavy ships from the 1700s, right up until 1970.

In 1850 rum rations were diluted with more water, and other options were offered, such as tea, coffee and cocoa; this went a long way to solving issues of discipline on ships which were usually caused by the men saving up their rations to get drunk.

📸: A Royal Navy rum tub used for serving the rum ration, on board HMS Trincomalee

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #InternationalRumDay

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12/08/2021

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The first air-launched torpedo attack on an enemy ship was made on 12 August 1915 by Flight Commander C H K Edmonds flying a Short 184 aircraft from HMS Ben-my-Chree. HMS Ben-my-Chree was a seaplane carrier converted from a Manx packet steamer. At the end of 1915 she became the flagship of the Egypt and East Indies Seaplane Squadron operating in the Eastern Mediterranean until she was sunk early in 1917 by Turkish artillery fire.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #OnThisDay #FleetAirArmMuseum

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10/08/2021

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Preserving artefacts from HMS #Invincible1744 sometimes required special chemicals to help look after them.

What's the downside? The mixing process in the treatment tanks made the whole wet lab smell like baby sick!

Find out more about the exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard at nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/hms-invincible

#NMRN #BehindTheScenes
Thanks to: MAST, Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology and National Lottery Heritage Fund

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09/08/2021

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#OnThisDay 9 August 1952, during the Korean War, Lieutenant Peter ‘Hoagy’ Carmichael, flying a Fleet Air Arm Sea Fury of 802 Squadron, HMS Ocean, shot down a MiG-15 jet fighter. This was a real “Top Gun” manoeuvre and was the first instance of a jet being shot down by a propeller aircraft. You can see both a Hawker Sea Fury and a MiG-15 at the #FleetAirArmMuseum

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy

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06/08/2021

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On 6 August 1940 it was reported that the training ship, HMS Foudroyant (now HMS Trincomalee) had received minor hull damage following a German air raid on Portsmouth, leading to a suspension of training due to the risks. The Director of the National Maritime Museum, Geoffrey Callender, was quoted to have said that the ship and her training partner, HMS Implacable, ‘fought against Hi**er as they did against Napoleon and dictators of that time.’ This statement could hardly be more inaccurate as Trincomalee was built after the Napoleonic wars, and Implacable had been captured from the French, having previously fought on their side at the Battle of Trafalgar!

📸: Foudroyant and Implacable in the 1940s

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #OnThisDay #Hartlepool
National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

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05/08/2021

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Built in Devonport Dockyard, battlecruiser HMS Lion was launched tomorrow on 6 August 1910, going on to participate in the Battles of Heligoland Bight, Dogger Bank and Jutland from 1914 – 1916. The cost of building HMS Lion was £2,083,999 in 1910; the equivalent of £251,035,046.21 today. Though a significant cost, she would be a cheap build today compared to our two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carries, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, who between them were estimated to cost £6.212 billion in 2018.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #HMSLion

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04/08/2021

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Last week on the 29 July 1987 Foudroyant (HMS Trincomalee) was towed into Hartlepool docks for restoration, after being transported on a barge with another of the NMRN’s vessels, HMS M.33 (HMS Minerva), to have work done before returning south.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #Hartlepool

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02/08/2021

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The Gulf War began on 2 August 1990 with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Operation Granby was the British contribution to the liberation of Kuwait. As the Iraqis retreated ahead of coalition forces, they set fire to Kuwait’s oil wells. Here a Sea King of 846 Naval Air squadron and a Lynx of 829 NAS from HMS Brilliant fly across the desert with a blazing oil well providing a backdrop.

#NMRN #OnThisDay #NavigateTheNavy #FleetAirArmMuseum #GulfWar
Fleet Air Arm Museum

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30/07/2021

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Did you know the men on HMS #Invincible1744 were #superstitious and carved a witches mark (compass rose) under the lid of ammunition boxes to bring good luck when handling explosives?

See other exciting finds from the wreck at the exhibition now at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Find out more at: nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/hms-invincible

#NMRN
Thanks to: MAST, Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology, National Lottery Heritage Fund

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27/07/2021

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The wreck of #HMSInvincible is subject to time and tides - 18th Century wine bottles end up next to old fizzy drink cans!

Visit the exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to see what we found and is currently on display...
nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/hms-invincible

#NMRN #Invincible1744
Thanks to: MAST, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology

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Assault all your senses by walking onboard HMS Alliance, the only remaining Second World War era submarine, and take a journey through every decade of her service. Take a peek through the working periscopes, and see, hear and even smell how life was lived under the sea. A tour of Alliance begins in the forward torpedo store, then on through the accommodation space to the control room, where experienced submariner guides demonstrate the navigation systems including diving and surfacing. The tour continues through the galley and on to the heart of the submarine, the engine room, before culminating in the aft torpedo compartment, where the guides explain how submariners would escape in an emergency. Along the way, you can also peer through the working periscopes to view Portsmouth Harbour.

Alliance forms the centrepiece of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum along with Holland I and X24, the museum also contains thousands of photographs, documents, ship plans and artefacts. The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is located in Gosport on the former site of HMS Dolphin; home to the Submarine Service for 100 years. A complimentary waterbus takes visitors across the harbour from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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Last chance for historians with submarine interests? After experience as Engineer Officer HMS ALCIDE from 1955 to 57, I was fortunate to be the first of a new genertion of ordnance officer specialists assisting in the development of anti-submarine torpedoes and systems capable of discharging them at any depth. Now in my nineties, if anyone has any questions about the 1955 to 1964 problems of the weapon systems of the P and O Class diesel electric submarines and HMS DREADNOGHT, the first nuclear, I'd be happy to try to help answer them.
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Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley fascination: Social media post about past conservation of bandana quickly goes viral.
Your Ask the Archives event appears to emphasis family records, but will questions/viewings of technical archives also be allowed?
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I am looking for a gentleman whom served in the Royal Navy in the 60's aboard HMS Auriga. And at one point was stationed in Halifax ,Nova Scotia.The mans name is Stan or Stanley Morris..
I am wondering if anyone recognises these brothers. I have had this postcard for nearly 30 years. It was amongst a large collection of postcards that were mainly of Dorset coastal scenes. I kept this one as I'm intrigued to find out more about these men and whether they have any surviving family to return it to. The sailor's hat says 'HMS CACHALOT'. On the back of the postcard is handwritten 'Ken & Stanley Bottle'.
Good morning, i am researching the Galgate (near Lancaster) War memorial, and one of the Men was killed on board HMS P32 (built at barrow) in 1941. try as i might i cant find a pic of the submarine, can you please help? kind regards Shaun Corkerry