HMS Warrior 1860

HMS Warrior 1860 The ideal venue for your wedding ceremony, reception, party or other event. HMS Warrior is the world’s first modern battleship combining an iron hull, armour plate and steam machinery.
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Launched in 1860 to counter the threat posed by the French Navy, she was the fastest and most heavily armoured ship of her day. Such was the pace of Victorian technological change that she was obsolete by 1883 and hulked in 1898. Following this she performed a variety of roles including forming a part of the Navy’s training school, HMS Vernon in Portsmouth from 1904-1924 and then serving as a floa

Launched in 1860 to counter the threat posed by the French Navy, she was the fastest and most heavily armoured ship of her day. Such was the pace of Victorian technological change that she was obsolete by 1883 and hulked in 1898. Following this she performed a variety of roles including forming a part of the Navy’s training school, HMS Vernon in Portsmouth from 1904-1924 and then serving as a floa

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Today our thoughts are with the friends, families and people effected by the 11 September attacks in America twenty year...
11/09/2021

Today our thoughts are with the friends, families and people effected by the 11 September attacks in America twenty years ago.

#NMRN #Remembrance

Today our thoughts are with the friends, families and people effected by the 11 September attacks in America twenty years ago.

#NMRN #Remembrance

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08/09/2021

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An illustration from ‘A naval alphabet’ with rhymes by M. Berkeley and illustrations by J.H. Hartley (1922) for UNESCO’s World Literacy Day.

Marconi’s early work is significant in the development of wireless technology and fits the theme for this year which is “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”, to recognise the importance of technology-enabled literacy. Over the past year, many efforts have been made to find alternative ways to ensure continuity of learning.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #InternationalLiteracyDay

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07/09/2021

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While we care for some unique historical artefacts, #HMSWarrior is also home to a beautiful flock of Starlings that offer murmuration displays at certain times of the year.

Recently we managed to snap one of our feathered friends singing a sea shanty on the ropes...

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02/09/2021

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While the war against Japan ended on 15 August 1945 and the UK now commemorates #VictoryOverJapan on that day, it wasn’t the case at the time. Surrenders of the areas under Japanese occupation took weeks and celebrations at home took place in the autumn. The USA celebrates #VJDay on 2 September, so in commemoration here are scenes from the RNAS Arbroath (HMS Condor) Victory Parade.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy

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01/09/2021

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One of your five a day...
Look at what we un-covered in the collection... a cartoon depicting 1918 sailors receiving produce from the Vegetable Products Committee, formed by Lord Charles Beresford to supply fresh vegetables, fruits & jams to the Grand Fleet.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy

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31/08/2021

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What can you see in the x-ray eating the wood on HMS #Invincible1744?

Shipworm! This pest is actually a mollusc & they use their shell like we use our teeth.

Find out about the challenges our conservation team face when dealing with historic artefacts at the Diving Deep #HMSInvincible exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/hms-invincible

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Thanks to: MAST, Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology & National Lottery Heritage Fund

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28/08/2021

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We've got a range of new roles which we share on our website...
www.nmrn.org.uk/jobs-volunteering

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Interested in working for us?

We've got a range of new roles which we share on our website...
www.nmrn.org.uk/jobs-volunteering

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https://www.linkedin.com/company/2763332

Follow us for all the latest opportunities.

#NMRN #Jobs

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27/08/2021

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On 27 August 1914, the first Royal Naval Air Service squadron deployed to Ostend under the command of Charles Rumney Samson. The ground party of support staff crossed the channel in HMS Empress, while the pilots flew across in an assortment of aircraft, B.E. 2A, Sopwith, Bleriot, Farman, Bristol and Short.

#NMRN #FleetAirArmMuseum #RoyalNavyAirService #RoyalNavy

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24/08/2021

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In the NMRN’s collection is a matchbox cover made of aluminium salvaged from the wreckage of airship R38 which exploded over the estuary of the River Humber on 24 August 1921. It was made by Henry Beacock, who was working on a dredger that went to the aid of the survivors. The back of the cover shows the airship breaking in half mid-air.

You can read more about the R38 and its fate here: https://www.nmrn.org.uk/news-events/nmrn-blog/r38-disaster

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #100Anniversary #FleetAirArmMuseum
Fleet Air Arm Museum

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23/08/2021

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Find out more about Holland 1 on your next visit to Royal Navy Submarine Museum with the new touchscreen in place helping tell her incredible history.

Watch the story of how she was built including imagery of her salvage, conservation and restoration in much more detail.

You'll find the submarine museum across the water from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in Gosport, which has a rich naval heritage and is also based in Hampshire.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #RoyalNavySubmarineMuseum #Gosport #Portsmouth #Hampshire

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23/08/2021

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Find out more about Holland 1 on your next visit to Royal Navy Submarine Museum with the new touchscreen in place helping tell her incredible history.

Watch the story of how she was built including imagery of her salvage, conservation and restoration in much more detail.

You'll find the submarine museum across the water from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in Gosport, which has a rich naval heritage and is also based in Hampshire.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #RoyalNavySubmarineMuseum #Gosport #Portsmouth #Hampshire

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20/08/2021

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More from #BehindTheScenes in #Hartlepool - we've already saved some objects that reflect #RML497's Second World War history, and today we've have also kept hold of a life ring and life jacket to represent its time as a ferry.

#NMRN #TheNationalMuseumOfTheRoyalNavyHartlepool

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17/08/2021

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What did you do in the 18th Century when your hair was flapping in your eyes when you were climbing the rigging?

Life onboard HMS #Invincible1744 was very different, and there was no popping to the supermarket to stock up on hair gel before your trip.

So, sailors used to use tar as hair gel, there was plenty of it about!

Find out weird facts like this and more at the #HMSInvincible Diving Deep exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/hms-invincible

#NMRN
Thanks to: MAST, Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology & National Lottery Heritage Fund

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16/08/2021

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Rum has long been known as a sailor’s drink - grog, a mix of rum and water, was given out on board #RoyalNavy ships from the 1700s, right up until 1970.

In 1850 rum rations were diluted with more water, and other options were offered, such as tea, coffee and cocoa; this went a long way to solving issues of discipline on ships which were usually caused by the men saving up their rations to get drunk.

📸: A Royal Navy rum tub used for serving the rum ration, on board HMS Trincomalee

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #InternationalRumDay

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12/08/2021

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The first air-launched torpedo attack on an enemy ship was made on 12 August 1915 by Flight Commander C H K Edmonds flying a Short 184 aircraft from HMS Ben-my-Chree. HMS Ben-my-Chree was a seaplane carrier converted from a Manx packet steamer. At the end of 1915 she became the flagship of the Egypt and East Indies Seaplane Squadron operating in the Eastern Mediterranean until she was sunk early in 1917 by Turkish artillery fire.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #OnThisDay #FleetAirArmMuseum

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10/08/2021

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Preserving artefacts from HMS #Invincible1744 sometimes required special chemicals to help look after them.

What's the downside? The mixing process in the treatment tanks made the whole wet lab smell like baby sick!

Find out more about the exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard at nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/hms-invincible

#NMRN #BehindTheScenes
Thanks to: MAST, Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology and National Lottery Heritage Fund

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09/08/2021

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#OnThisDay 9 August 1952, during the Korean War, Lieutenant Peter ‘Hoagy’ Carmichael, flying a Fleet Air Arm Sea Fury of 802 Squadron, HMS Ocean, shot down a MiG-15 jet fighter. This was a real “Top Gun” manoeuvre and was the first instance of a jet being shot down by a propeller aircraft. You can see both a Hawker Sea Fury and a MiG-15 at the #FleetAirArmMuseum

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy

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06/08/2021

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On 6 August 1940 it was reported that the training ship, HMS Foudroyant (now HMS Trincomalee) had received minor hull damage following a German air raid on Portsmouth, leading to a suspension of training due to the risks. The Director of the National Maritime Museum, Geoffrey Callender, was quoted to have said that the ship and her training partner, HMS Implacable, ‘fought against Hi**er as they did against Napoleon and dictators of that time.’ This statement could hardly be more inaccurate as Trincomalee was built after the Napoleonic wars, and Implacable had been captured from the French, having previously fought on their side at the Battle of Trafalgar!

📸: Foudroyant and Implacable in the 1940s

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #OnThisDay #Hartlepool
National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

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05/08/2021

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Built in Devonport Dockyard, battlecruiser HMS Lion was launched tomorrow on 6 August 1910, going on to participate in the Battles of Heligoland Bight, Dogger Bank and Jutland from 1914 – 1916. The cost of building HMS Lion was £2,083,999 in 1910; the equivalent of £251,035,046.21 today. Though a significant cost, she would be a cheap build today compared to our two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carries, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, who between them were estimated to cost £6.212 billion in 2018.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #HMSLion

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04/08/2021

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Last week on the 29 July 1987 Foudroyant (HMS Trincomalee) was towed into Hartlepool docks for restoration, after being transported on a barge with another of the NMRN’s vessels, HMS M.33 (HMS Minerva), to have work done before returning south.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #Hartlepool

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04/08/2021

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Last week on the 29 July 1987 Foudroyant (HMS Trincomalee) was towed into Hartlepool docks for restoration, after being transported on a barge with another of the NMRN’s vessels, HMS M.33 (HMS Minerva), to have work done before returning south.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #Hartlepool

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02/08/2021

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The Gulf War began on 2 August 1990 with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Operation Granby was the British contribution to the liberation of Kuwait. As the Iraqis retreated ahead of coalition forces, they set fire to Kuwait’s oil wells. Here a Sea King of 846 Naval Air squadron and a Lynx of 829 NAS from HMS Brilliant fly across the desert with a blazing oil well providing a backdrop.

#NMRN #OnThisDay #NavigateTheNavy #FleetAirArmMuseum #GulfWar
Fleet Air Arm Museum

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30/07/2021

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Did you know the men on HMS #Invincible1744 were #superstitious and carved a witches mark (compass rose) under the lid of ammunition boxes to bring good luck when handling explosives?

See other exciting finds from the wreck at the exhibition now at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Find out more at: nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/hms-invincible

#NMRN
Thanks to: MAST, Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology, National Lottery Heritage Fund

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27/07/2021

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The wreck of #HMSInvincible is subject to time and tides - 18th Century wine bottles end up next to old fizzy drink cans!

Visit the exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to see what we found and is currently on display...
nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/hms-invincible

#NMRN #Invincible1744
Thanks to: MAST, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology

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26/07/2021

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#BehindTheScenes news to share from National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool today...

Our shipwrights continue work onboard RML 497 and we're pleased to report her bilges are fully dried out the and team is measuring up to install some additional supports.

The ship wrights are also measuring for a new main hatch cover for #HMSTrincomalee - it's a busy summer ahead for the team!

#NMRN

Photos from National Museum of the Royal Navy's post
23/07/2021

Photos from National Museum of the Royal Navy's post

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22/07/2021

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Tomorrow in 1847, HMS Trincomalee set off on her first commission to the North America and West Indies Station where she undertook anti-slavery patrols in the West Indies and protected fisheries off Newfoundland.

The Captain was Richard Laird Warren who was a harsh disciplinarian and punishment by flogging onboard was recorded 25 times: drunkenness was the main reason behind the punishments, suggesting that the crew was not particularly content.

📸: The ship’s watch bill for the first commission. The little handwritten book outlines the crew’s duties and this page names those who manned two of the ship’s boats, the cutter and the Captain’s galley.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #OnThisDay #NationalMuseumOfTheRoyalNavyHartlepool #Hartlepool

World of Warships | Longest Night of Museums 2021
20/07/2021
World of Warships | Longest Night of Museums 2021

World of Warships | Longest Night of Museums 2021

Reaching a truly global audience and being part of a live 17-hour online showcase of naval museums, were just two of the benefits for the National Museum of ...

19/07/2021

In this week's blog we look at the Tondern Raid which took place #OnThisDay in 1918, here's a brief overview of what happened on the mission, the ships, aircraft and the men involved...

www.nmrn.org.uk/news-events/nmrn-blog/tondern-raid

#NMRN #FleetAirArmMuseum

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HMS Warrior

Powered by steam and sail, she was the largest, fastest and most powerful warship of her day and had a lasting influence on naval architecture and design. Work and life on board reflected both the changes the Royal Navy experienced as it evolved into a professional service and shifts in Victorian society.

Built to counter the latest French battleship, Warrior was, in her time, the ultimate deterrent. Yet by igniting a new era in naval technology, she soon became outdated. After 22 years’ service, Warrior’s hull was to be used as a depot, floating school and an oil jetty. Painstakingly restored in Hartlepool and back home in Portsmouth since 1987, Warrior is a unique survivor of the once formidable Victorian Navy and now serves as a museum ship, visitor attraction, popular private hire venue and more.

Join the Captain and crew on board and explore this almighty Victorian battleship for yourself - the most fearsome naval weapon of her day and sole survivor of the Black Battlefleet. The Ship’s company are also on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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I took this on a recent visit, sadly didn't get to see inside but definitely on the to do list next time #hmswarrior
On the 1871 census my great grandfather was a boy 1st class on HMS Warrior, age 18 years and 3 months in Hamoaze, Devon, any idea how I can find out more please
Hi. Any plans for dining on HMS Warrior for 2021 if the situation has changed then. Got married on there in 2011 and would love to arrange an anniversary dinner if I could.
Can anyone tell me the name of RN ship moored at South quay please..Tuesday 24-03-20..
A festive HMS Warrior 1860 taking centre stage in the night Portsmouth skyline. www.shaunroster.com/Aerial/Portsmouth-Historic-Dockyard
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It's great to see the we**am back up and running and positioned on the main mast, .Also great to see more of the old girl. Sad that it no longer shows the south quay and the naval dock yard though..😥
Could be me,but the we**am keeps "buffering" with the little hour glass going round....Not an expert but it's annoying...is it just me?? 🙂
Brilliant work by the camera operator again. What a fantastic contrast, as well, to catch such a variety of vessels!
Just watched the HMS Dragon homecoming from Australia. Brilliant work, camera operator! 👏👏👏👏👏
Please fix your we**am...... so annoying.
!!URGENT!! Clock is ticking! Only until end of February! Help to save an unique pice of our all maritime heritage, the sole survived four-masted fullrigged ship and sailing oil tanker, the FALLS OF CLYDE! > > > > https://www.gofundme.com/fallsofclyde < < <