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HMS Holland 1

Come and see the first ever submarine commissioned by the Royal Navy at the Royal Submarine Museum.

When you step aboard Holland 1 you get a glimpse of what it would have been like to live and work aboard the Royal Navy’s most experimental and cutting-edge technological innovation of 1901.

You will discover the significant impact Holland 1 has on the Royal Navy and how she was a pioneer that revolutionised naval warfare.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t all glory for Holland 1 as the boat sank in 1913 while being towed to breakers yard.

Holland 1 was recovered in 1982 and has since undergone an extensive programme of conservation to preserve this significant vessel.

Now she is proudly displayed at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum as a symbol of innovation for the Royal Navy.

Haslar Road, Gosport PO12 2AS
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Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4.30pm During school holidays we are open all week
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