HMS M33

HMS M33 HMS M.33, the only surviving Royal Navy ship that fought in the Gallipoli campaign. Page run by National Museum of the Royal Navy.
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HMS M.33 is a unique survivor. Launched in May 1915 she is the sole remaining British veteran of that year’s bloody Gallipoli Campaign and the only British warship from the First World War that will be open to the public during the centenary year. The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and Hampshire County Council (HCC) have worked as partners to develop the £2.4m project to conserve, restore and interpret HMS M.33 With a grant of £1.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) the ship will be made physically and intellectually open to all for the first time. The ship sits in No.1 Dock alongside HMS Victory in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and uniquely visitors will start with a 6 metre descent into the bottom of the dock before stepping aboard. New interpretation, including a stunning immersive battle experience, will bring alive HMS M.33’s history, the stories of the men who served on board, and the bloody history of the Gallipoli Campaign. The Campaign claimed over 100,000 lives of personnel from all round the world, and the ship will be a focus for national commemorations when she opens in August 2015.' This little survivor, a ‘Monitor’ of 568 tons with a shallow draft allowing it to get close-in to shore and fire at targets on land, carried two powerful and oversize 6” guns, but was a basic metal box lacking in comforts. The 72 officers and men who sailed for the Gallipoli Campaign were crammed inside and away from home for over 3 years. ‘Commemorating Gallipoli – the HMS M.33 Project’ is part of the NMRN’s wider ‘Great War At Sea 1914 – 1918’ programme to mark the Royal Navy’s First World War. It is accompanied by the special exhibition, ‘Gallipoli: Myth and Memory’

30/09/2019

📣 🎟️ TICKET ANNOUNCEMENT 🎟️📣

Every now and then we need to give a bit of TLC to our ticket system.

This evening we’ll be doing a few important upgrades between 5.30pm and 7pm. During this time you will be unable to purchase tickets to our museums and events.

👉 But, good news, it’s for a short time, not a long time and the ability to buy tickets will resume from 7pm.

🛍️ Our shop will still be open for a spot of shopping though!

Strong Island Co
21/12/2016
Strong Island Co

Strong Island Co

Strong Island Media recently worked with the National Museum of the Royal Navy on a community arts project that brought local people together to creatively discover First World War Royal Navy survivor HMS M.33 with their cameras at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Southsea illustrator, designer and photographer Sarah Fisher (Paper Cafe) took part in the four half-day workshops and gave us her thoughts. Read the write up and check the many photos from the project on Strong Island:

http://strongisland.co/2016/12/21/hms-m-33-photography-project-sarah-fisher/

16/11/2016
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Portsmouth Naval Base have confirmed that the unexploded Second World War bomb found this morning in Portsmouth Harbour has now been towed safely from the area, therefore we will be able to re-open to the public tomorrow morning at 10am.

16/11/2016
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Further to the discovery of a Second World War bomb in Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is currently cordoned off and not open to visitors. We will update this notice as soon as possible.

UPDATE: We will be unable to open to the public today, Wednesday 16th November.

25/07/2016
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Please note that the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard online ticketing system be unavailable from 15:00 - 17:00hrs today for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please email [email protected] if you have issues.

Save the day! Super agenda and fantastic location. Take your chance to visit HMS M.33 whilst you attend.
25/07/2016
Annual Gallipoli Conference 2016 - The Gallipoli Association

Save the day! Super agenda and fantastic location. Take your chance to visit HMS M.33 whilst you attend.

We are the foremost Association for the Gallipoli campaign who, with genuine passion and enthusiasm, help to keep its memory alive.

Wonderful sight on board HMS M.33!
30/05/2016
Air Cadets Fly The Flag During Their Maritime Experience

Wonderful sight on board HMS M.33!

Nuneaton based Air Cadets from the 121 Squadron hung up their wings for the weekend when they boarded the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Bristol. Fifty Royal Air Force Air Cadets and staff from the Warwi…

Sands of Gallipoli
31/12/2015
Sands of Gallipoli

Sands of Gallipoli

Next year marks 100 years since the Anzacs were deployed to the Western Front - Here's one of our favourite community stories about Passchendaele:

THE FIGHTING QUINNS
20/11/2015
THE FIGHTING QUINNS

THE FIGHTING QUINNS

These brave men were my grandfather, William and his brothers. We remember them in the Anzac Centenary.

When actor and comedian Hugh Dennis visited HMS M33 earlier this year, he told us of his ancestor, Frank Hinnels, who se...
03/11/2015
In Search of Great Uncle Frank - BBC Radio 4

When actor and comedian Hugh Dennis visited HMS M33 earlier this year, he told us of his ancestor, Frank Hinnels, who served at Gallipoli.

In this BBC Radio 4 programme, he follows in Frank's Footsteps, right to the very spot where he fell in 1915.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06gqdwy

Hugh Dennis travels to Gallipoli to discover how his great uncle died in World War I.

Miss us on BBC South's Inside out last night? You can watch again here - the piece starts at about 10 minutes and 45 sec...
27/10/2015
Inside Out South, 26/10/2015

Miss us on BBC South's Inside out last night? You can watch again here - the piece starts at about 10 minutes and 45 seconds in.

An update on the restoration of one of just three remaining WWI Royal Navy warships.

01/10/2015
M33 Destination Dardanelles HD

You can now watch our community film, "M.33 - Destination Dardanelles" on our YouTube channel. Made with the excellent Strong Island Media team, it's a must see:

youtu.be/ZI9_Bwn7IZA

Against the remarkable backdrop of First World War survivor HMS M.33, this new Portsmouth documentary uses historic diary extracts to tell the extraordinary ...

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