Final touches for HMS Alliance

on Friday, 28 February 2014. Posted in Blog

HMS Alliance ....the finishing touches.Blog lead image compressed

What an extremely busy week we’ve had at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum. With the deck now completed, our team have been hard at work for the final fit-out. From the dedicated contractors, to the generous efforts of volunteers, to the invaluable input of our submariners...everyone has been getting involved! This could mean anything from the hi-tech reanimation of the equipment in the control room, restoration to the original lighting in dials or simply tying cap tallies...there’s always something to do.

Sound designer Sarah Angliss has been putting the final touches to Alliance’s new soundscape. Now as you walk through the boat, you will hear all manner of authentic sounds, including dramatic inclusions such as the diving stations scenario, her 8-cylinder supercharged Vickers diesel engines and  the roar of 2 tonnes of rushing water recorded especially at the Submarine Escape Training Tower (SETT) training facility in Gosport.Blog image 3 compressed


Henry Lyndsay, the specialist design consultant that has seen the project through from its inception, said: “The best bit has been working with the submariners and the little details they helped us nail.

Everyone agrees. HMS Alliance is ready to tell a better personal story now that her restoration is nearly completed. We cannot wait to finally unveil her to the public on 3 April 2014!



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