U-475 Black Widow Russian Submarine

U-475 Black Widow Russian Submarine, Strood: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, U-475 Black Widow Russian Submarine Reviews: 2.5/5

U-475 Black Widow Russian Submarine

U-475 Black Widow Russian Submarine
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Russian Cold war submarine, 300 feet Long, 1,600 tonnes, one of only 4 on display in the world.
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Cherriesfan99
Cheltenham, UK280 contributions
Spy sub in the Medway
Oct 2021
Currently closed for visits, but you can admire it (is this really the right word ?) from the Castle, and of course from Rochester Bridge. In its present state, this Soviet spy submarine manages to look both rusted, and quite frankly dilapidated, whilst seemingly sinister. Also being moored in the centre of the River Medway , and therefore very close to the former Royal Naval Dockyard at Chatham, only gives it an extra piquancy. We had visited HMS Ocelot ( a similar dated British spy submarine) just a few days earlier - it would have been very interesting to compare the two.
Unfortunately the U-475 is now closed to visitors, and is seeking a new location to moor up.
Written November 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roy S
Brighton, UK16 contributions
Exciting and memorable!
Oct 2020
We visited U-475 in the 1990's when she was near the Thames Barrier. It was the most memorable experince to see inside and explore this magnificent machine.

If you get the chance - pay a visit you will not regret it.
Written September 3, 2021
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Andrzej W
28 contributions
History buffs . . .militaria
Jun 2019
Great to see this relic of the cold war. I hope they will refurbish this submarine and allow visitors on board soon.
Written September 26, 2019
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Here & There
England, UK386 contributions
Nothing to see
Feb 2019 • Friends
It’s a submarine, that’s it.

Nothing to see apart from a very tired and somewhat and scruffy looking old submarine.

I’m pretty sure it would have been impressive in its heyday but now it’s just an old rundown vessel that’s been moored on the River Medway at Strood for years.

It’s not an attraction, there’s nothing to see and you can’t get near it as it is a privately own vessel that was rumoured to be a restoration project, but nothing has changed for a considerable number of years.

Why it’s on Tripadvisor is a mystery in itself.

Don’t make a special trip you will be disappointed, just search for it on the internet- you’ll see just as much as standing on the edge of the River Medway; which is not a lot
Written February 16, 2019
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PGlover83
Kent, UK527 contributions
Not a public attraction but interesting to see
Nov 2018 • Solo
The main point here is this is not a public museum, you can't get inside or have a close up look. It is privately owned and just moored in public view.

The best way to see it is from Canal Road near Strood station. You can park in Strood at the industrial estate car park near Next and then walk to it in about 5 minutes.

Currently road works prevent a completely clear side on view from the closest angle.

Worth a quick look if in the area and interested in history but don't travel from too far. Combine with a visit to Chatham Historic dockyard which is close by and contains the Ocelot submarine or if you are in Rochester.

In much better condition than I expected. Pictures show the Strood side views you'll get.
Written November 13, 2018
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peter w
Rochester, UK14 contributions
Interesting
Oct 2018 • Friends
Bits of restoration ,would love to visit although looking tired it's still an item of interest on the Medway
Written October 9, 2018
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Cazzabaa
Kent, UK77 contributions
Submarine at Rochester
Sep 2018 • Family
It has always fascinated me everytime I have been past it on the train. Wish I could get a closer look although there will not be much to see. It would be lovely if they could restore it so it could be open to the public but not sure if that will happen.
Written September 23, 2018
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frankandbobbie
Chatham, UK8 contributions
Eyesore
Oct 2017 • Solo
Went and had a look for insrest it is at a angle looks like it is sinking you cannot see much just a rusting dacaying hulk not worth seeing really
Written October 1, 2017
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N9063GRrobins
Kent, UK69 contributions
Unusual sight
Aug 2017 • Couples
This Russian submarine spent some time moored at Folkestone then came to Strood. Apparently been used for some filming. No access to the vessel but can be seen from Canal Road near the railway station. At angle for some reason.
Written September 7, 2017
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Keith T
Strood, England, United Kingdom29 contributions
interesting to look at but what is it still doing there in the Medway?
Jul 2017 • Solo
I haven't gained access to view, as by appointment only, and not really something I want to do but as a resident I think it looks out of kilter with the area and should be moved. Apparently it has been used in films ( not sure which ) but I can't see it being the reason for people buying houses in the adjacent land on Canal Road when it is developed soon.

come on Mr Owner please do the right thing and move it.
Written July 11, 2017
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