Galt Transport delivers submarine to new Helensburgh museum

The X-51 loaded on on our Nooteboom low loader

Galt Transport recently delivered an X-51 class miniature submarine which will form the centre piece of the new Scottish Submarine Museum in Helensburgh, due to open later this year.

The vessel, donated by The Royal Navy Museum, started its journey from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.  Split into two parts, the larger part of the load was carried on our Nooteboom extendable, rear stearing low loader trailer with the submarine’s engine following on a separate vehicle. 

The new, purpose built visitor attraction is currently under construction with plans for the 39-tonne submarine to be craned into the new building on West King Street in the coming weeks.  The X-51 will be the focal point of the museum and exhibits will also include an interactive memorial in remembrance of the submariners who have given their lives in the Royal Navy Submarine Service.  

The submarine's engine travelling seperately

Galt Transport are delighted to be sponsors of the museum, Helensburgh’s first purpose built visitor attraction.  The family run haulage business has been operating since 1947 with a modern fleet of over 60 trucks and 100 trailers and also offers industrial storage and driver training school.  

To learn more about our abnormal load service, get in touch with the Traffic team on 01389 763598 or