TQ7469 : Russian Submarine at Strood Pier

taken 7 years ago, near to Frindsbury, Medway, Great Britain

Russian Submarine at Strood Pier
Russian Submarine at Strood Pier
As seen from near Gashouse Point in Rochester Riverside.

After its 27 years active service ended, the submarine arrived in London from the Naval Base in Riga, under command of its Captain Vitaly Burda who had commanded the ship for 23 years. It stayed at Long's Wharf near the Thames Barrier and was opened as a Museum until 1998. Then it was moved to Folkestone and again opened until 2004. After that it was moved to the River Medway and is waiting to be rehomed; the submarine is now listing to one side and has a hole in the side.

See LinkExternal link for more photos of the sub including internals.
River Thames
The River Thames rises at Thames Head in Gloucestershire on the slopes of the Cotswolds and flows generally eastward to its mouth near Southend in Essex. At 215 miles long it is one of the longest rivers in Britain. It is one of the most important rivers in Britain. LinkExternal link
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
Thursday, 1 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 7 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7421 6925 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.7323N 0:30.1658E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7452 6908
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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