|HMS Alliance - Geoff W Sutton 2017|
I was fortunate to have conversations with two retired submariners who served on the Alliance--one a cook, the other an electrician.
Our tour began by the forward torpedoes.
|Forward torpedo area|
and moved through dining and sleeping areas to the control room.
Before exiting, the guides explain the engine room, aft torpedoes, and method of escape from a submarine.
|Submariner explains how to escape|
Even a short tour can give many a sense of claustrophobia as one tourist felt the need to retreat after a few minutes. As fellow tourists impede movement its easy to get a sense that not all humans could likely adapt to this underwater environment beneath the waves with human and mechanical sounds and smells.
The Alliance and the nearby museum are worth a visit as part of the Historic Dockyards multi-attraction ticket.