Warfare in News
Posted on Wednesday 1st August
The lucky 25 millionth visitor will be welcomed aboard by Commanding Officer, Lt Cdr Rod Strathern and Director General of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Prof Dominic Tweddle. They will also win a ‘money can’t buy’ prize of tea with the Commanding Officer, a personalised tour of the ship and the dock bottom, plus a tot of rum (for the adults!) in the officer’s mess to finish the day - to be arranged at a later date.
For more information about visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, visit www.historicdockyard.co.uk.
HMS Victory(Paperback - 128 pages)
by Jonathan Eastland
HMS Victory is probably the best-known historic ship in the world. A symbol of the Royal Navy's achievements during the great age of sail, she is based in Portsmouth and seen by tens of thousands of visitors each year.
As is the case for many historic ships, however, there is a surprising shortage of informative and well illustrated guides, for reference during a visit or for research by enthusiasts - ship modellers,… Read more...
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