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The Beginning of the End

Written by Bill Sainsbury on Thursday, 05 September 2013. Posted in Blog

HMS Alliance-the beast

 

Over the summer HMS Alliance has basked in the sunshine and welcomed thousands of visitors. However now that we are all “back to school”, work has begun in earnest on the final phase of the Alliance Conservation project. Contractors ML are completing the surface of the cofferdam and have built a fantastic decked walkway under the bow. This landscaping really brings a new perspective to Alliance as she now seems to loom larger because of the striking contrast of her glossy paintwork against her surroundings.

 

Alliance work 2013 compressed  

 

Work has also started again on the internal conservation. The messes are nearly complete however there is still loads to do in the other areas. It is really amazing that by cleaning and polishing every square inch of the interior so much more detail of the multitude of fittings and fixtures is revealed. Alliance is really coming back to life before our very eyes!

 

 

 

  

Continue Reading to watch our youtube clip with Ian Clark, our restoration expert speaking about the internal conservation of HMS Alliance.

 

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Bill Sainsbury

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

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