RNSM X24 Midget Submarine

Condition survey for Heritage Lottery Fund bid. Main contractor responsible for the practical conservation contract.

X24 was built by Marshalls of Gainsborough in 1943. She had a surface endurance of 1860 nautical miles at 4.5 knots and a submerged range of 82 nautical miles at 2 knots. The submarine took part in WW2 operations "Guidance" and "Heckle".         

X24 was moved and placed in a temporary workshop to carry out the conservation work

View of the stern section showing the main engine

Mid section being craned into the new display site before the gallery structure was built

On display in the gallery in the new John Fieldhouse Building

View of the bow section showing new running rigging

ICR was comissioned to make many replica components to establish an accurate working silouette

View of super structure rigging

Side view of the submarine before the gallery fit-out

View of the replicated side cargo and running gear


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