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  • Monday, 20 June 2016 - 2:58pm
    A large number of Portsmouth men and boys were at the heart of the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the First World War. 
     
    Cyril Talbot Clover was born on the 6th of January 1887 in Southsea to Lydia and Robert Clover. Cyril was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School before joining the Royal Navy Engineering College in Plymouth. Records show that Cyril entered service in the Royal Navy on 23rd July 1907 and became an Engineering Sub Lieutenant on 1st August 1907.
     
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  • Monday, 20 June 2016 - 2:49pm
    On the 24th May 2016, the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMS Hood, the bell from the ship was unveiled by HRH The Princess Royal. During a commemorative service at The National Museum Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Princess Anne struck eight bells at midday in the presence of descendants of some of the 1,415 sailors who lost their lives when the ship was sunk by Bismarck on 24th May 1941.
     
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  • Monday, 20 June 2016 - 2:36pm

    On the 24th May 2016 HRH The Princess Royal visited The National Museum of the Royal Navy to officially open the new blockbuster exhibition 36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War. The exhibition is the most comprehensive on the Battle of Jutland to date and marks the centenary of the largest naval battle of the First World War.

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  • Thursday, 9 June 2016 - 3:50pm
    The UK’s only nuclear-powered museum submarine has a bright new future after a ceremonial re-launch in Plymouth Naval Base.
     
    Former head of the Royal Navy Admiral Sir Jonathon Band (retired) cut the ribbon  to the face-lifted Cold War  submarine yesterday (Tuesday) to herald the next milestone in its thriving career as a tourist attraction and a newly-announced part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s (NMRN) heritage collection.
     
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  • Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - 11:55am
    Irish contribution to naval effort will be acknowledged at Battle of Jutland centenary on May 31 
     
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HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands