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U-475 Black Widow Russian Submarine

River Medway at Strood, Strood, England
+44 20 8300 4000
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interesting to look at but what is it still doing there in the Medway?

I haven't gained access to view, as by appointment only, and not really something I want to do but... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Keith T
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Strood, England, United Kingdom
A strange sight to see moored in the river medway, a bit of Russian history to behold

The U-475 Black Widow can not be viewed from the inside without the private owners permission, but... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
carol g
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good7%
  • Average47%
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30 Sep 2016
“A strange sight to see moored in the river medway, a bit of Russian history to behold”
23 Aug 2016
“Its a sub...in the river”
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River Medway at Strood, Strood, England
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

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...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The U-475 Black Widow can not be viewed from the inside without the private owners permission, but can be seen clearly from the road and footpaths around. Its quite an outstanding piece of Soviet history right on my doorstep. It was used in the Jude...More

2  Thank carol g
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Whilst its great to look at, please dont think its a full on tourist attraction. You can look at it from the riverbank and thats about it. Probably one for the history buffs more than anything

1  Thank DAREN B
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Not a lot you can say about it really as it is what it is an old sub sitting in the river medway. As far as I know you can't go on it so you just have to look from the river side & if...More

2  Thank monty o
Reviewed 28 January 2016

It's hard to say this is an attraction. It basically a Soviet Navy submarine from the cold war period which is in private hands. You can see this as from the train, between Strood and Rochester. Other than that you can alight at Strood and...More

2  Thank John A
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Go passed it regularly going out on my boat another bit of isles info it is the sun that appears in the Jude law film Black Sea

1  Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 5 November 2015

I saw this submarine at Folkstone Harbour in 2000 while I was looking at the railway, I went on a National Holidays coach holiday staying at the hotel across the road. I wish it would re-pen as a museum soon as its a lovely submarine,...More

2  Thank Hotash2013
Reviewed 1 September 2015

You would believe from outside of this sub that it is in such disrepair but inside is a hidden gem and amazing to see if you ever stumble across the owner ask to visit inside is every inch still a russian war sub with full...More

1  Thank Donna W
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This submarine has been listing in the River Medway for years. Once it was in a good condition, but now is rusting and listing with what appears to be no care or preservation intent. I hope Medway Council do something about this (but then again...More

1  Thank Sarabjit S
Reviewed 7 January 2015

It sits in the river, you can't get to it, it's listing, you can't board it. It's odd too see a Russian sub in the medway, first view makes you double take, then that's it.

2  Thank boltondriv
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