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A Brand New Floor for HMS Alliance

Written by Bill Sainsbury on Wednesday, 29 January 2014. Posted in Blog

The HMS Alliance Conservation Project is entering the final stages of phase 2 and it’s hard not to marvel at the sheer amount of manpower and skill that has been poured into the project since its inception in October 2011.


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Back in November 2013, an exciting refurbishment project saw all the mattresses and covers cleaned, as well as props placed throughout the boat to give the illusion that the crew are still onboard. Now another equally challenging task has just been completed by Gosport-based fitting specialists Carpet Fayre Ltd. Over the course of three weeks, the flooring has been replaced throughout the boat with new tiles, casting a new light on the previously grimmer hallways. This effect is most noticed when popping into the officer’s mess. Wow! It now feels slightly bigger for some reason... Carpet Fayre Ltd. have been tremendous to work with and their craftsmanship second to none.Alliance new flooring low-res

 

 

With HMS Alliance shipshape, the final leg of work will entail clearing the engine room and preserving key items in engineering, all in preparation for her grand reopening on 3 April 2014.

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Bill Sainsbury

Bill is the Marketing, PR & Events Manager at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum

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