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  • Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 11:47am

    Over 150 people have supported a crowdfunding campaign to save a sole surviving coastal motor boat from the Second World War.

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy had just three weeks to secure £6000 to transport the 55-foot coastal motor boat CMB 331 to Gosport where she will be housed next to Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower and conserved by a team of experts. 

    The campaign got a welcome boost from BAE Systems who donated an additional £1000 just as it closed this week.

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  • Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 3:55pm
    L to R Admiral Sir Jonathon Band, Chairman of The National Museum of the Royal Navy formally welcomes Rear Admiral Neil Latham, Chairman of the Warrior Preservation Trust

     

    Thirty years after HMS Warrior 1860 returned to Portsmouth, it has been announced that her owners, the Warrior Preservation Trust, merged with The National Museum of the Royal Navy as of 1st April 2017.

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  • Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 4:02pm

     

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  • Monday, 6 March 2017 - 3:06pm
    Sixteen women from Belfast and Northern Ireland are to feature in a new HLF funded documentary which explores their roles in the Royal Navy from the 1940s to the 1990s. The film, produced by the HMS Caroline’s curatorial and community engagement teams, will be one of the first recorded oral histories to be collected for an archive being established by the ship’s owners, the National Museum of the Royal Navy. 
     
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  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 3:42pm

    English Tourism Week

     

    As part of the annual celebration of English Tourism, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is going 'all in' to help local residents to discover the delights on their doorstep and to encourage new visitors to come and explore our treasures.

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  • Friday, 17 February 2017 - 12:30pm

    By Alan Bush, Jutland Volunteer.

    Originally planned as part of the Jutland Commemorations in the long daylight hours of last summer, the re-scheduled ‘Jutland: The Big Debate’ was held on a dark, blustery Thursday evening this 2nd February bringing together historical experts, members of the public and a virtual audience from all over the world.

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HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands