NELSON ONBOARD HMS WARRIOR
Our special projects director, Nelson Kruschandl, is pictured below during his visit to HMS Warrior in November 2003 as part of his maritime history researches. Nelson said: "Apart from the serious research issues, it is a trip through the ages which everyone should make time to experience". "You can feel the atmosphere and begin to imagine life in the Navy when canon ruled supreme".
Nelson on Warrior's foredeck November 2003
The Historic Dockyard at Portsmouth houses some of the best preserved original fighting ships, including HMS Victory and the Mary Rose. There are also submarines and other Navy vessels on display as a proud reminder of our maritime heritage. It is nothing less than a miracle these ships are in existence, underlined by the incredible long term effort and enormous cost of raising and preserving the remains of the Mary Rose.
We were lucky enough to visit both the Victory and Warrior on the same day Master and Commander was being premiered at Portsmouth. The action scenes in this truly great film are extremely historically accurate. You'd only appreciate the detail, if you'd visited a wooden ship of the line recently. We had - and what an experience it turned out to be.
One of the 40" steam pistons of HMS Warrior
PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out on the South Coast. Admission tickets include entry to Mary Rose, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, Action Stations, the Royal Naval Museum and a Harbour Boat Tour!
Use the links below to find out more about Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and its many treasures.
LINKS TO OTHER NAVAL and MARITIME SITES
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