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 floating pontoon at Pembroke Dock from 1929-1979. In 1979 she was transferred to the Warrior Preservation Trust and taken to Hartlepool for a £7 million restoration project funded predominantly by the late Sir John Smith. In 1987 after her 8 year restoration, HMS Warrior returned to Portsmouth to take her rightful place within Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. In 2017, The National Museum of the Royal Navy took over the running of HMS Warrior as part of other historic ships at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Mission: Warrior is undoubtedly one of the most sought after locations on the South coast. An atmospheric and unique venue, Warrior provides a superb Victorian maritime setting – whatever the occasion. We cater for weddings, dinner parties, large evening events and small lunch parties. As well as corporate launch parties and business meetings. Your special event will be tailor made to your individual requirements with sensitivity, expertise and professionalism.

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🎅📅DECEMBER 24📅🎅As we know, Santa Claus must get around the world in super-quick time to deliver presents to all the girl...
24/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 24📅🎅

As we know, Santa Claus must get around the world in super-quick time to deliver presents to all the girls and boys. When the Fleet Air Arm Jungle squadrons were based in Borneo in 1963, a helicopter had to help out because the terrain was unsuitable for reindeer.

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Fleet Air Arm Museum

23/12/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

#WebcamWednesday is back live throughout the day bringing you some incredible views of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth Harbour and HM Naval Base Portsmouth.

At 9am the Ensign will be raised onboard HMS Prince of Wales, then watch at just after 4pm when it will be lowered at sunset.

Don’t forget to tell us where you are watching from!

Remember you can watch 24/7 at https://bit.ly/2VQo1wk

#NavigateTheNavy #NMRN #HereForCulture

🎅📅DECEMBER 23📅🎅Sometimes Santa needs a bit of extra help delivering presents secretly! Luckily submarine HMS Trenchant g...
23/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 23📅🎅

Sometimes Santa needs a bit of extra help delivering presents secretly! Luckily submarine HMS Trenchant goes to the North Pole to help him and the elves out.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar
Royal Navy Submarine Museum

🎅📅DECEMBER 22📅🎅Spotted! Santa Claus travels right round the world and even drops in on aircraft carriers on his annual j...
22/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 22📅🎅

Spotted! Santa Claus travels right round the world and even drops in on aircraft carriers on his annual journey to deliver presents. We managed to photo him once arriving at HMS Ark Royal in 1962 – an exclusive even the papers didn’t manage to get!

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar

🎅📅DECEMBER 21📅🎅How many Christmas cakes do you need to supply the crew of an aircraft carrier? These two cooks show off ...
21/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 21📅🎅

How many Christmas cakes do you need to supply the crew of an aircraft carrier? These two cooks show off their baking in HMS Indomitable at Trincomalee at Christmas 1944. It was hot work!

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🎅📅DECEMBER 20📅🎅Don’t they know there’s a war on? Royal Naval Air Service personnel take time out for a snowball fight at...
20/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 20📅🎅

Don’t they know there’s a war on? Royal Naval Air Service personnel take time out for a snowball fight at RNAS Dunkirk during the First World War.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar
Fleet Air Arm Museum

🎅📅DECEMBER 19📅🎅The North Pole is the place to look for Father Christmas. The submarine HMS Sovereign found him there pre...
19/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 19📅🎅

The North Pole is the place to look for Father Christmas. The submarine HMS Sovereign found him there preparing for Christmas Eve!

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Royal Navy Submarine Museum

In light of Portsmouth and Gosport moving into Tier 3 from Saturday 19 December, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and all a...
18/12/2020

In light of Portsmouth and Gosport moving into Tier 3 from Saturday 19 December, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and all attractions, will temporarily close its doors until the New Year.
For those of you who have already bought your ticket and booked your timeslots – there is no need to contact us as this will all be sorted for you, and you will be able to rebook your slot using your Returner ID once we re-open.

While we are closed, you will still be able to purchase a ticket without booking a day/time to visit, ready for when we open our doors again. Tickets available at https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets-and-offers

Check out our social media and visit our blog and website, bringing the Dockyard to life while we are closed, as well the place to see re-opening updates.

To keep up to date about our latest news, sign up to our email newsletter: http://bit.ly/2TNwgZo

Please stay safe and we hope to see you again soon.

🎅📅DECEMBER 17📅🎅A merry Christmas meal in the Dardanelles, shared between officers and men of the Royal Naval Air Service...
17/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 17📅🎅

A merry Christmas meal in the Dardanelles, shared between officers and men of the Royal Naval Air Service with some of the local workforce, though some hat-swapping makes it hard to work out who’s who. Note the mix of navy and khaki uniforms worn by members of the Royal Navy.

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🎅📅DECEMBER 17📅🎅

A merry Christmas meal in the Dardanelles, shared between officers and men of the Royal Naval Air Service with some of the local workforce, though some hat-swapping makes it hard to work out who’s who. Note the mix of navy and khaki uniforms worn by members of the Royal Navy.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar
Fleet Air Arm Museum

🎅📅DECEMBER 16📅🎅The aircraft carrier HMS Empress may have been engaged in the Second World War and went on to the Pacific...
16/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 16📅🎅

The aircraft carrier HMS Empress may have been engaged in the Second World War and went on to the Pacific to fight the Japanese, but in Vancouver at Christmas 1943, there was still time to squeeze in a party for local children.

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🎅📅DECEMBER 16📅🎅

The aircraft carrier HMS Empress may have been engaged in the Second World War and went on to the Pacific to fight the Japanese, but in Vancouver at Christmas 1943, there was still time to squeeze in a party for local children.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar

🎅📅DECEMBER 15📅🎅The Royal Marines Artillery Barracks at Eastney served the corps for many years, from 1876 to 1995. In 19...
15/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 15📅🎅

The Royal Marines Artillery Barracks at Eastney served the corps for many years, from 1876 to 1995. In 1923 the Royal Marine Artillery merged with the Royal Marine Light Infantry and Eastney became the headquarters for the Portsmouth Division of the Royal Marines.

This 1912 photograph shows an Eastney barrack room decorated for Christmas. The Royal Marines still serve Per Mare, Per Terram, by sea and by land. Happy Christmas to all of today’s Royal Marines.

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Royal Marines Museum

🎅📅DECEMBER 14📅🎅A winter scene at the Royal Naval Air Station at Luxeuil-les-Bains during the First World War. We know ab...
14/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 14📅🎅

A winter scene at the Royal Naval Air Station at Luxeuil-les-Bains during the First World War. We know about mud on the Western Front, but snow doesn’t feature as much in the collective memory. Here, pilots and ground crew consider the possibility of clearing sufficient snow for safe take-off and landings at Luxeuil, in the east of France, not far from the borders with Germany and Switzerland.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar
#FleetAirArmMuseum

🎅📅DECEMBER 14📅🎅

A winter scene at the Royal Naval Air Station at Luxeuil-les-Bains during the First World War. We know about mud on the Western Front, but snow doesn’t feature as much in the collective memory. Here, pilots and ground crew consider the possibility of clearing sufficient snow for safe take-off and landings at Luxeuil, in the east of France, not far from the borders with Germany and Switzerland.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar
Fleet Air Arm Museum

🎅📅DECEMBER 13📅🎅Captains of ships and naval shore stations traditionally stir the Christmas cake and pudding. This is the...
13/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 13📅🎅

Captains of ships and naval shore stations traditionally stir the Christmas cake and pudding. This is the Commanding Officer of the Royal Marines depot at Deal in 1948 or 1949 ceremonially stirring a giant pudding. Don’t forget to make a wish, Sir!

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@RoyalMarinesMuseum

🎅📅DECEMBER 12📅🎅Everyone’s at the table for the Royal Navy Air Service Kingsnorth Christmas Dinner in 1916. Who’s looking...
12/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 12📅🎅

Everyone’s at the table for the Royal Navy Air Service Kingsnorth Christmas Dinner in 1916. Who’s looking forward to Christmas dinner this year?

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11/12/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is delighted to announce that Landing Craft Tank LCT 7074 will open to visitors from 10am on Saturday 12 December 2020 at The D-Day Story in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

We are incredibly proud to have worked with the The D-Day Story to offer their visitors the opportunity to explore this unique D-Day survivor.

It’s taken extensive restoration work to return her to how she looked originally in the Second World War, conserving her for future generations.

Both museums would like to thank the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their support and funding which has made this project possible.

We would also like to thank the teams of experts involved in restoring her, recovering her from Liverpool, moving her to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and to her forever home on display outside the D-Day Story.

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⚓FREE SHIPPING⚓Do you need to sort the last of your Christmas Shopping? Use the code XMASFREE from Friday 11 to Sunday 1...
11/12/2020

⚓FREE SHIPPING⚓

Do you need to sort the last of your Christmas Shopping?

Use the code XMASFREE from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 December 2020 to get free UK shipping on any purchases from the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s online shop: www.shop.nmrn.org.uk/

🎅📅DECEMBER 11📅🎅A First World War Christmas card reminds us that for most of the war, from August 1914 through to April 1...
11/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 11📅🎅

A First World War Christmas card reminds us that for most of the war, from August 1914 through to April 1918, there were only two armed services, the Army and the Royal Navy.

The Royal Air Force came into being on 1 April 1918, six months before the Armistice, through a merger of the Army’s Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.

On the card King George V is shown thanking representatives of his army and his navy on behalf of the nation.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar

🎅📅DECEMBER 11📅🎅

A First World War Christmas card reminds us that for most of the war, from August 1914 through to April 1918, there were only two armed services, the Army and the Royal Navy. The Royal Air Force came into being on 1st April 1918, six months before the Armistice, through a merger of the Army’s Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. On the card King George V is shown thanking representatives of his army and his navy on behalf of the nation.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar

🎅📅DECEMBER 10📅🎅These two Royal Navy personnel are having some well-deserved fun in the snow in the Dardanelles.That’s on...
10/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 10📅🎅

These two Royal Navy personnel are having some well-deserved fun in the snow in the Dardanelles.
That’s one pretty impressive snow woman!

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar

🎅📅DECEMBER 10📅🎅

These two Royal Navy personnel are having some well-deserved fun in the snow in the Dardanelles.
That’s one pretty impressive snow woman!

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar

🎅📅DECEMBER 9📅🎅Sorry, Fleet Air Arm Lynx helicopter 1990 crew, you don’t fool anyone. Painting ‘Rudolf’ on the nose of yo...
09/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 9📅🎅

Sorry, Fleet Air Arm Lynx helicopter 1990 crew, you don’t fool anyone. Painting ‘Rudolf’ on the nose of your jolly red Lynx does not make it a reindeer. But, as you’re wishing us Merry Christmas, we’ll wish you compliments of the season in return.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar
#FleetAirArmMuseum

🎅📅DECEMBER 9📅🎅

Sorry, Fleet Air Arm Lynx helicopter 1990 crew, you don’t fool anyone. Painting ‘Rudolf’ on the nose of your jolly red Lynx does not make it a reindeer. But, as you’re wishing us Merry Christmas, we’ll wish you compliments of the season in return.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar
Fleet Air Arm Museum

🎅📅DECEMBER 8📅🎅One of HMS Bulwark’s Christmas menus for either 1954 or 1955 (we're still trying to find out which year), ...
08/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 8📅🎅

One of HMS Bulwark’s Christmas menus for either 1954 or 1955 (we're still trying to find out which year), with a cartoon doodle of Portsmouth at Christmas in 1800. The current HMS Bulwark is the seventh to bear the name with a history stretching back to 1777.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar

🎅📅DECEMBER 8📅🎅

One of HMS Bulwark’s Christmas menus for either 1954 or 1955 (we're still trying to find out which year), with a cartoon doodle of Portsmouth at Christmas in 1800. The current HMS Bulwark is the seventh to bear the name with a history stretching back to 1777.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar

National Museum of the Royal Navy
07/12/2020

National Museum of the Royal Navy

🎅📅DECEMBER 7📅🎅

Christmas jollities in 1917 were pretty special at RNAS Chingford, the Royal Naval Air Service’s main training station, entertainment was provided at the Christmas concert by a couple of famous names.

The Chingford revue starred an RNAS pilot, Flight Commander Ben Travers RN, an accomplished actor, singer and dancer, who later found fame as a playwright and whose farces ran in London’s West End throughout the 1920s and 1930s.

Another well-known pilot was the accompanist and one of the revue’s composers, Sub-Lieutenant Ivor Davies RNVR, much better known as Ivor Novello. He was already well-known for his morale-boosting song, ‘Keep the home fires burning’, but was serving his King and Country with the rest.

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Fleet Air Arm Museum

National Museum of the Royal Navy
07/12/2020

National Museum of the Royal Navy

🎅📅DECEMBER 6📅🎅

Where do you put up a Christmas tree in the cramped space of a submarine? Put it on the fin! Here are the Royal Navy submarines HMS Alliance, HMS Amphion and HMS Andrew.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar
Royal Navy Submarine Museum

National Museum of the Royal Navy
07/12/2020

National Museum of the Royal Navy

🎅📅DECEMBER 5📅🎅

This delightful Christmas card emphasises the infancy of the Royal Naval Air Service, with a baby Officer (front) and a baby Petty Officer (behind) riding a dragonfly.

We can’t work out whether the clogs signify flying over the Western Front or flying a flimsy seaplane.

Wooden seaplane floats were sometimes referred to as boots and could be this shape. Over a hundred years on from the First World War, we’ll never know.

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Fleet Air Arm Museum

🎅📅DECEMBER 4📅🎅Mary, Princess Royal was the daughter of King George V. When war with German broke out in 1914, people ini...
04/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 4📅🎅

Mary, Princess Royal was the daughter of King George V. When war with German broke out in 1914, people initially thought that it would be over by Christmas.

We now know that it was another four years before the armistice. The 17 year old princess launched a fund to send gifts to help members of the armed service feel valued.

The gifts were small brass tobacco tins (silver for officers) with a card from Princess Mary, the King and the Queen, some cigarettes, tobacco and a lighter.

They were given out to those serving in the Army and the Royal Navy at Christmas 1914.

Younger “boys” were given tins with sweets, and nurses were given tins with chocolate.

Initially intended only for sailors afloat and men at the front, the tins continued to be distributed to all personnel who were in uniform on Christmas Day 1914.

Two and a half million were given out, but it took till 1920 to do so.

Many families in Britain will possess one of these tins, but not many have ever seen the contents.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar

🎅📅DECEMBER 4📅🎅

Mary, Princess Royal was the daughter of King George V. When war with German broke out in 1914, people initially thought that it would be over by Christmas.

We now know that it was another four years before the armistice. The 17 year old princess launched a fund to send gifts to help members of the armed service feel valued.

The gifts were small brass tobacco tins (silver for officers) with a card from Princess Mary, the King and the Queen, some cigarettes, tobacco and a lighter.

They were given out to those serving in the Army and the Royal Navy at Christmas 1914.

Younger “boys” were given tins with sweets, and nurses were given tins with chocolate.

Initially intended only for sailors afloat and men at the front, the tins continued to be distributed to all personnel who were in uniform on Christmas Day 1914.

Two and a half million were given out, but it took till 1920 to do so.

Many families in Britain will possess one of these tins, but not many have ever seen the contents.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar

03/12/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

On 3 November 1945, Royal Navy pilot, Lieutenant Commander Eric 'Winkle' Brown RNVR, made the first ever carrier deck landing and take off by a jet aircraft. The manoeuvre was carried out by this Vampire on HMS Ocean on display Fleet Air Arm Museum

Find all about it with Senior Curator Dave Morris in our second video about the Vampire...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eNCSmVyCcY

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy 2/2

03/12/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

In our new video discover the history of the de Havilland Vampire Mk 1 Serial LZ551/G and Royal Navy pilot, Lieutenant Commander Eric on display at the @FAAMuseum in Yeovilton.

Find out why 3 November 1945 is an important date in the Vampire's history and why it is General Manager Marc Farrance's favourite aircraft in the collection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeUrsXfTbcM

We'll also be posting another video later, revealing even more of the Vampire's history.

#NMRN #NavigateTheNavy #MuseumsFromHome
#FleetAirArmMuseum 1/2

🎅📅DECEMBER 3📅🎅If you’re decorating a submarine for Christmas, you may as well go over the top – literally. HMS Forth is ...
03/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 3📅🎅

If you’re decorating a submarine for Christmas, you may as well go over the top – literally. HMS Forth is well and truly lit up at night.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar
#RoyalNavySubmarineMuseum

🎅📅DECEMBER 3📅🎅

If you’re decorating a submarine for Christmas, you may as well go over the top – literally. HMS Forth is well and truly lit up at night.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar
Royal Navy Submarine Museum

🎅📅DECEMBER 3📅🎅If you’re decorating a submarine for Christmas, you may as well go over the top – literally. HMS Forth is ...
03/12/2020

🎅📅DECEMBER 3📅🎅

If you’re decorating a submarine for Christmas, you may as well go over the top – literally. HMS Forth is well and truly lit up at night.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar
#RoyalNavySubmarineMuseum

🎅📅DECEMBER 3📅🎅

If you’re decorating a submarine for Christmas, you may as well go over the top – literally. HMS Forth is well and truly lit up at night.

#NMRN #Christmas #AdventCalendar
Royal Navy Submarine Museum

⭐We reopen TODAY!⭐Fleet Air Arm Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion Museum o...
02/12/2020
National Museum of the Royal Navy

⭐We reopen TODAY!⭐
Fleet Air Arm Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower are ready to welcome you back.

Time slots are now available to book, and pre-booking your visit is essential for all new and existing ticket holders.
You can buy your tickets in advance here: https://www.nmrn.org.uk/book-your-visit

Here’s the opening times for each site:
⭐Fleet Air Arm Museum is open 10am- 4.30pm -closed on Monday and Tuesdays, last entry 2.30pm
⭐Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is open 10am-5pm – last entry slot 3-3.30pm
⭐Royal Navy Submarine Museum is open 10am-4.30pm – Monday and Tuesday closed, last entry 3.30pm
⭐Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower is open 10am-4.30pm – Weekends only, last entry 3.30pm

Please remember your face mask and keep in mind that your visit with us might be a little different due to the various measures we’ve put in place to keep you safe.

Please watch the reopening video on our YouTube channel, for the site you’ll be visiting, to know what to expect on your next visit:

www.youtube.com/user/NMRNPortsmouth

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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.

See Queen Victoria’s favourite ship and save 20% when you book a Full Navy Ticket online today.

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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
😂
It's great to see the webcam 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 webcam 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 webcam...... 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 < < <
HMS Warrior 1860 in the fog this morning 15 Feb 2018.