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We’re suckers for big powerful boats, and subs are among the coolest. Nice to hear that HMS Alliance, the only surviving World War 2 submarine in the UK, is going to be restored to her former glory thanks to the support of systems and engineering technology consultancy Frazer-Nash.

The ‘A’ class submarine is a key exhibit at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Hampshire. However over the years she has suffered from corrosion and degradation, which has left her in need of restoration. As part of the initial restoration phase Frazer-Nash will perform a survey and structural analysis of the bow and the stern to evaluate their current strength and stability. The survey will also investigate the integrity of the periscope support structure. The analysis and subsequent report will look at the current conditions affecting the vessel and then make recommendations for a suitable conservation management plan.