The Company’s Visit to The National Museum of the Royal Navy – Portsmouth & The Royal Navy Submarine Museum – Gosport, Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Fruiterers and their guests gather in the Nelson Gallery before the visit

Fruiterers and their guests gather in the Nelson Gallery before the visit

We were told about the restoration of MH33, soon to be opened to the public.

We were told about the restoration of MH33, soon to be opened to the public.

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Museum Curator Matthew Sheldon explains the MH33 project to us.

Museum Curator Matthew Sheldon explains the MH33 project to us.

MH33 is "under wraps" while restoration work is carried out.

MH33 is “under wraps” while restoration work is carried out.

We board a lighter to go to Gosport

We board a lighter to go to Gosport

Admiral Sir Tim McClement gave us a graphic explanation of his role as 2nd in Command of HMS Conqueror and the sinking of the Belgrano

Admiral Sir Tim McClement gave us a graphic explanation of his role as 2nd in Command of HMS Conqueror and the sinking of the Belgrano

 

The Master hands over a donation to the Submarine Museum

The Master hands over a donation to the Submarine Museum

HMS Alliance

HMS Alliance

Former submariner Terry was our guide

Former submariner Terry was our guide around HMS Alliance, in which he served during the Cold War

The cramped conditions aboard HMS Alliance

The cramped conditions aboard HMS Alliance

Liveryman Susan Handy examines the periscope

Liveryman Susan Handy examines the periscope

Beer is stored in the torpedo tubes!

Beer is stored in the torpedo tubes!

A WWI submarine

A WWI submarine