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Submarine Graveyard

Portsmouth’s Pounds scrapyard has been the final stop for the lives of many military vehicles over the years but most noticeable it has been the location for a submarine graveyard. So iconic was the sight of the submarines as you entered Portsmouth that they became the inspiration for the architect when designing the new swimming pool at the Mountbatten Centre.

Robin Hinson has a large collection of photos of the scrapped submarines here, with a few shown below.







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  3. Kerry

    5 October

    Just looking through the ‘Submarine graveyard’ photos with my dad and found photos of the Opossum submarine.. and found my uncle Mike Peacock was in one of them! What a find!!!

  4. Henners

    14 April

    Just been looking on google earth, and cant seem to see the subs in the water, does someone know how recent the photographs are and whether the subs are still actually located in the graveyard in portsmouth or whether they have now been moved etc. cheers

  5. Tristan Savage

    14 April

    Hey Henners. The subs were moved a number of years ago now. A real shame as they were an awesome sight of the motor or the side tracks.

  6. Paul Gonella

    14 April

    The two that were moored up for some years were chopped up a few years ago or so. Old navy vessels are now scrapped abroad (Turkey I think) and the scrapyard is now to be turned in to swish flats.

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