What is the Alliance Project?

Appeal_Brochure_032The Alliance Conservation Project is a £6.75m project to save HMS Alliance, the last surviving British A-Class WW2 era submarine in Europe and the memorial to 5,300 submariners who have given their lives in service.

After nearly £6m pounds was raised, including a grant of £3.4m from the Heritage Lottery Fund, work started in October 2011. The project is broken down into the following phases:

Phase 1 – Creation of a hard standing beneath the hull to provide a permanent, accessible and  low cost  working platform for maintenance work to safeguard the future of this important historic vessel.

Phase 2 – Conservation based repair or replacement of corroded panels HMS Alliance’s exterior will be restored back to pristine condition.

Phase 3 – Better public access and interpretation. 0006_EDF_2012_in_control_room_happy

Reinterpretation of the visitor experience inside Alliance will invoke a sense of what life was like for the crew on board by using new exciting audio visual effects and objects from the decades of her service life.

Tailored audio tours will be available for all visitors in particular new specialist tours for people with learning difficulties and family groups.