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Gosport in Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom
 

HMS Alliance

 
 
HMS Alliance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 1, 2018
1. HMS Alliance Marker
Inscription.
An "A" Class Submarine
HMS Alliance was one of 16 "A" Class submarines designed during the Second World War and intended for use in the Far East. Measuring 28l feet long, Alliance displaced 1,620 tons when submerged and could dive to a depth of 500 feet. She had a range of over 10,000 miles and was capable of speeds up to 18 knots on the surface and 8 knots when dived.

Built in Barrow-in-Furness by Vickers-Armstrong HMS Alliance was laid down in 1945 and joined the Royal Navy in 1947. She was in commission for 28 years. In 1958, during a comprehensive refit, she was modernised to make her faster, quieter and more streamlined for a new role of hunting enemy submarines in the Cold War.

Decommissioned in 1973, HMS Alliance was then used as a floating classroom for trainee submariners until 1979 when she was transferred to the museum. Lifted clear of the water on cradles, Alliance was opened to the public in 1981.

1947
When first built HMS Alliance looked very different. With an open conning tower and deck gun she was immediately recognisable as a Second World War era submarine.
 
Location. 50° 47.299′ N, 1° 7.187′ W. Marker is in Gosport, England, in Hampshire
HMS Alliance and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 1, 2018
2. HMS Alliance and Marker
County. Marker can be reached from Clayhall Road 1.1 kilometers east of Haslar Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Gosport, England PO12 2AS, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Resurgam (a few steps from this marker); XIIth Submarine Flotilla Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Navy Submarine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); HMS E17 Conning Tower (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Saluting Platform (approx. one kilometer away); Horatio Viscount Nelson (approx. one kilometer away); Safekeeping of Portsmouth (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Royal Garrison Church (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gosport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Royal Navy Submarine Museum. (Submitted on September 16, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. HMS Alliance (P417) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 16, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWaterways & Vessels
 
HMS Alliance and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 1, 2018
3. HMS Alliance and Marker
HMS Alliance image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 1, 2018
4. HMS Alliance
The dive planes, sonor housing and torpedo tube doors at the bow.
Appreciation Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 1, 2018
5. Appreciation Plaque
Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd.
were main contractors for the
major engineering task of hauling
out and supporting HMS Alliance
clear of the water.

The Museum Trustees wish to
extend their appreciation for
this remarkable achievement.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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