HMS Victory Marks 100 Years in Drydock

From The National Museum of the Royal Navy One hundred years ago today, on January 12 1922, the world was watching Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s celebrated survivor from the Battle of Trafalgar. HMS Victory was towed from her berth in Portsmouth Harbour and secured into the dry dock. Dry dock 2 is a scheduled ancient monument and is itself 220 years…

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Royal Navy Museum Updates Fairmile Restoration Project

Rescue Motor Launch 497 arrived at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool at the end of January 2019 and has been safely under cover in our carpark ever since. The Second World War boat was in very poor condition and could not stay afloat any longer, so she was rescued in the nick of time. She is one…

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Spanish Armada Maps Save after Fundraising Efforts

January 27, 2021 – A RARE set of maps charting the defeat of the Spanish Armada have been saved from being sold overseas after the National Museum of the Royal Navy raised £600,000 in just eight weeks. The ten maps, a complete set, are thought to be the earlies surviving representations of the naval battles and have not left the…

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