What's On at HMS Caroline

What's on at HMS Caroline


HMS Caroline Lecture Series

This autumn HMS Caroline will be holding a variety of history lectures in the Pump House visitor centre.

Weary Waiting is Hard Indeed: the Royal Navy’s Final Year of War by Nick Hewitt, Head of Exhibitions And Collections, NMRN
15th November,7pm
HMS Caroline Pump House

After the Battle of Jutland, the Royal Navy faced what Admiral Sir David Beatty called the ‘weary waiting’, patiently anticipating a second battle with the German High Seas Fleet which never happened. But waiting did not mean inactivity.

Nick Hewitt will discuss how the Grand Fleet, probably the most powerful assembly of manpower and technology in the world at the time, continued to contribute to the war effort through 1917-1918, until it’s eventual, triumphant shepherding into captivity of a defeated High Seas Fleet, shortly after the Armistice.

Booking is required. Tickets £5/Concession £3

*Image courtesy of NMRN



From Peace to War – Experiences of the Ulster Division RNVR in World War II by Victoria Millar, former HMS Caroline Curator
22nd November, 7pm
HMS Caroline Pump House Visitor Centre

This talk charts the experiences of a selection of the men from the Ulster Division of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who were called upon the outbreak of World War II. Key stories of note include the Davey brothers who amassed distinguished war records during the conflict and W. L. Stephens who took part in the assault on Saint Nazaire and was taken prisoner-of-war in 1942.

Booking is required. Tickets £5/Concession £3

*Imagery courtesy of NMRN

HMS Caroline 1916