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  • Friday, 7 September 2018 - 5:01pm

    HMS Caroline is very pleased to announce the winner of its Photography Competition!

    The worthy winner is Six Mile Images, an amateur photographer based in Northern Ireland.

    Over the summer months, HMS Caroline held a photography competition where visitors to the Alexandra Dock could submit their images via email and Instagram for a chance of winning £1000!

    We received scores of images during the course of the competition and the judges we incredibly impressed with the originality and range of the photographs...

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  • Thursday, 6 September 2018 - 1:13pm

    Since her discovery ten years ago, the wreck of HMS Victory 1744, the predecessor to Nelson’s famous flagship, has captured the imagination of naval enthusiasts and maritime archaeologists.

    Her sinking is one of the Royal Navy’s worst naval disasters. Commanded by Admiral Sir John Balchin, all 1100 crew were lost when she sank during a storm off the coast near Plymouth in 1744.

    She is the only First-Rate ship underwater in such complete condition, and probably the best example of the early Georgian period that carried bronze cannons. The wreck has been almost...

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  • Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 8:58am

    A summer of must-sees and unforgettable moments at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard continue with a special visit of the Italian tall ship, Amerigo Vespucci. Named after the eponymous explorer, the ship was launched in 1931 and put into active service in July of that year.

    Measuring a total of 82.4 metres, the hull has three full-rigged masts and painted in glorious black and white stripes. Its racing prowess stems from entering tall ship races across the globe and helped by a recently updated engine that was installed in 2016. The ship can reach speeds of up to 10...

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  • Monday, 20 August 2018 - 3:09pm

    This autumn HMS Caroline is set to host a variety of historical lectures in its new dockside visitor centre.

    The lectures will be held throughout October and November and will discuss a broad range of topics about HMS Caroline and the Royal Navy, detailing some key experiences of those who served during both World Wars.

    A.P Smith was the Captain’s Steward on HMS Caroline during The First World War and the historic Battle of Jutland (to view our twitter thread describing the 36 hour long Battle of Jutland through the eyes of HMS Caroline click...

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  • Friday, 27 July 2018 - 4:06pm

    This July HMS Caroline is having a Photography Competition!

    To celebrate our relaunch as a newly enhanced visitor attraction in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, we’re inviting visitors to send us their photographs of the ‘Carry’ in order to be in with a chance of winning a £1000 prize.

    The competition is open to photographers of all ages and abilities.

    Enter by either 1) posting your image on Instagram using the hashtag #HMSCarolinepics or 2) by submitting your image to hmscarolinepics@nmrn.org.uk.

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  • Friday, 27 July 2018 - 4:06pm

    Image credit: Portsmouth News

    It has lain unseen for the last six years but now HMS Victory’s Trafalgar Sail, the only surviving foretopsail from the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, is set to be unveiled on 21 July and on public display until 31 December 2018. 

    Measuring the equivalent of two tennis courts when fully laid out, the sail is 80 feet at its foot, 54 feet at the head and 54 feet deep, covers an area of 3,618 feet and lies in The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Storehouse 10 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

    Without doubt an historic...

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HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands