Sunday, 31 May 2015

Royal Navy Submarine Museum Part 1: HMS Alliance

A while back Mark and I each got a season ticket but admits us to all of the museums and attractions at Portsmouth Historic Docks. A lot of the times we have visited the New Forest we also go to Portsmouth to have a look at something else, and today was the day of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum. The highlight of the trip was looking round the HMS Alliance, which I found absolutely fascinating. As it had been operational during WW2 lots of period details and elements had been added to make it feel all the more authentic, and I found the whole experience quite realistic - I know for sure that I would never want to be in a submarine underwater - far too claustrophobic!

Serious selfie.

Less serious selfie with Mr B.

 
Mark is very easily pleased ;)




The magnificent HMS Alliance.




Was amused to note the name of the company that supplied these carrots!


















Me 'driving' the submarine!

I loved all these dials, knobs and switches, had fun flicking and twiddling several of them.













Mark.














The bunkbeds were small and sometimes very cramped-looking.