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Re: Russian Submarine, River Medway
« Reply #49 on: October 28, 2017, 13:19:57 »
Before that Russian submarine was `laid up ` in the Thames, It was moored near Woolwich, where we
boarded her for ten shillings, you could go through it again, at no extra cost, I said ` no thank you `.
I have the brochure somewhere, but I can`t find it !
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Re: Russian Submarine, River Medway
« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2017, 15:39:04 »
Thanks Longpockets, for pointing that out.👍

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Re: Russian Submarine, River Medway
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2017, 08:40:34 »
any ideas as to why it was purchesd in the first place,and how it ended up on the Medway ?

There are some details at the start of this post from about reply No. 3

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Re: Russian Submarine, River Medway
« Reply #46 on: August 27, 2017, 20:49:58 »
Hi Robin, yes I watched the whole programme, interesting, as a point of mild interest, any ideas as to why it was purchased in the first place, and how it ended up on the Medway? As an ex dockyard man who worked on submarines I would think the battery is in a very dodgy condition now, as it appears some time since the engines were run to charge her up. I would guess the acid has started to separate, that can lead to a whole lot of very nasty things.

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Re: Russian Submarine, River Medway
« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2017, 21:50:55 »
Not really my field of interest, but did anyone see a programme on TV this evening (Abandoned Engineering - Yesterday - Sky 538+1). There was a piece about scrapping old naval warships, unfortunately, I did not see the whole programme, however, there was mention of a Russian submarine and there was film of the surrounding area, including what I think was Rochester bridge. I did not hear that it was Chatham.  Robin.
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Re: Russian Submarine, River Medway
« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2016, 09:47:54 »
Photographed on Wednesday 27th July 2016. The list has gone and she is now on an even keel.Steel patchwork around the hull.Good to see the work underway.


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Re: Russian Submarine, River Medway
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2016, 16:15:31 »
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Re: Russian Submarine, River Medway
« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2016, 19:50:08 »
An easy mistake to make, they are the same class, so are identical. The main difference is that the boat alongside the Queen Mary is in much better condition and has her forward hydroplanes fully extended. The one on the Medway is in a sorry state and unless a ton of money is spent on her soon, will be destined for the breakers. Her hydroplanes are partially retracted.
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Re: Russian Submarine, River Medway
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2016, 18:39:38 »
Ah, well.... I was just agreeing with the Guest going back a few posts.

I see they are different now as in one of my pictures there are fins on the bow of the sub?

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Re: Russian Submarine, River Medway
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2016, 17:13:10 »
The Soviet submarine was still moored alongside the Queen Mary in 2015. As grandarog suggests they are two different vessels..

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Re: Russian Submarine, River Medway
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2016, 16:09:28 »
Keith JG.
          As far as I am aware the Soviet Submarine on the Medway has never left the country since it was decommissioned and sold into private hands circa 1994. She then laid in the Thames before being moved to Folkestone and opened as a tourist attraction which failed. She then moved to the Medway and has been there ever since.

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Re: Russian Submarine, River Medway
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2016, 15:11:16 »
Learn something new everyday on here....

Went to Hawaii and LA in 2004 and visited Long Beach to see the Queen Mary and had no idea the submarine was the one in the River Medway.

I did not go on the sub but only the ship. The ship is kept in remarkable condition, it is also a floating Hotel.

I sorted through my pictures and you can see the sub alongside the Queen Mary. On the bows there is an advertising sign to visit both.

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Re: Russian Submarine, River Medway
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2016, 16:34:54 »
As seen in the recent Jude Law movie Black Sea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urrve_J9F_g

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Re: Russian Submarine, River Medway
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2016, 09:41:50 »
Whose in charge of moorings in the Medway.

I am surprised this rusting hulk is allowed to stay in such a prominent position.

If it sinks it will be rather difficult and expensive to shift.

 

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