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  • Friday, 27 July 2018 - 4:06pm
    • In the past sailor’s tattoos mapped journeys on the sea and through life.
    • They symbolised to others where you have travelled, your job and who you love- a walking biography on your body

    On the eve of a major new temporary exhibition Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed which opens on 30 June 2018 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, The National Museum of the Royal Navy want to see if the traditional symbols of anchors, swallows and more are still being used. 

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  • Friday, 27 July 2018 - 4:06pm

    The Port of Milford Haven and The National Museum of the Royal Navy have joined forces to promote and celebrate the Milford Haven Waterway’s rich naval and maritime heritage.

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  • Friday, 27 July 2018 - 4:06pm

    They have a shared history at the heart of the country’s proud shipbuilding and navy story and now Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum has been formally welcomed to The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s affiliate partnership scheme.

    The official partnership was marked at a ceremony on Sunday 27 May onboard D-Day veteran HMS Medusa. Medusa, a harbour defence motor launch, saw service on D-Day in 1944 and is another affiliate member of the National Museum. She was visiting Buckler’s Hard for the Whitsun Bank Holiday.

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  • Friday, 27 July 2018 - 4:06pm

    On Friday 15th June 2018, it will be 50 years since the first operational patrol of HMS Resolution, the Royal Navy’s first Polaris submarine.  The Royal Navy Submarine Service has carried the nation's nuclear deterrent since 1968 and it is impossible to overlook the fact that these missiles were adopted as part of the first Cold War, making it a timely and thought-provoking anniversary.

    Equally apt is the new exhibition that will open at Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, exactly 50 years to the day since the launch of HMS Resolution.

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  • Monday, 2 July 2018 - 2:28pm

    HMS Caroline, the 100-year-old naval vessel and sole survivor of the WW1 Battle of Jutland, docked in Belfast’s Alexandra Dock has been announced as a finalist in the National Lottery Awards 2018.

    The ship, which opened in 2016, followed by the completion of a visitor and exhibition centre in the restored Pump House and refurbishment of Alexandra Dock earlier this year, was the recipient of the largest ever Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £11.5m in 2014. It is the only project from Northern Ireland as a finalist in the Heritage category of the Awards.

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  • Monday, 21 May 2018 - 11:00am

    In the week a £2.5bn investment in the Submarine Service was announced by the Secretary of State for Defence, The National Museum of the Royal Navy has hosted the annual Submarine Industry Association (SIA) dinner attended by key Ministry of Defence and Royal Navy senior personnel and industry chief executives and senior directors.

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HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands