TQ7469 : Russian Submarine, Strood

near to Frindsbury, Medway, Great Britain

Russian Submarine, Strood
Russian Submarine, Strood
The submarine, seen at dusk, was formerly berthed near the Thames Barrier but has ended up here on the left bank of the Medway at Strood.
River Medway
The River Medway is 70 miles long and flows almost entirely within Kent. It rises in Ashdown Forest and joins the Thames near Chatham. Apart from the Thames it has the largest catchment area in southern England. The river is navigable as far as Tonbridge by large craft and as far as Penshurst by small craft. There are 11 locks on the river, between Allington and Tonbridge. The river is tidal to Allington Lock. The River divides Kent in two, those born west of the river are known as Kentish Men, whilst those born east of the river are Men of Kent. The river was used as a line of defence against possible invasion during WWII.
Russian Black Widow Submarine
This used to be a museum 'ship' near Woolwich (near the Flood Barrier) and then it moved to Folkestone for a time, before moving to Strood. Unsure what is happening now to it.
See link for other images LinkExternal link = about the sub at Folkestone.
See also LinkExternal link = A photo tour of the Submarine in Medway! Simply Stunning!
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Sunday, 2 July, 2006
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Submarine   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7425 6923 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.7208N 0:30.1997E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7412 6921
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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