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A trip organised by Probus

Yachts in Boathouse No. 7

Vast area devoted to food and retail

We had some very good coffee


Views from the waterbus

HMS Illustrious de-commissioning

Spinnaker Tower


Under the submarine museum dock - love the colours

HMS Alliance


The front torpedo tubes

Closer view

Nearly all the pictures taken in the submarine were on very high ISO and very slow speeds with minimal depth of field.   It was just as difficult in 'Victory' and even worse in the 'Mary Rose'

People filling the sub


There is head room on the top bunk

CPO mess


Cat basket in the Ward Room

Down below

We tried the periscope here

What a lot of dials


Galley - there would be no room for a traditionally built cook

Copper pipes

The engine

Inside a torpedo

Stern of sub and exit


HMS Alliance


Model of the HMS 'Hollande' No.1 (1901)   Sank in 1913 recovered 1982

Inside submarine, rusty engine

Outside of the submarine

One torpedo tube Inside 'Hollande'


Swordfish torpedo exhibiting 'health and safety' concerns

Crowned flagpole



Built by Henry V to defend the harbour

Spinnaker   Gatehouse

Clock tower

Long John Silver

Hand riveting boat-makers in the museum



Signal flags


HMS Benbow figurehead

Monitor 33 (1915) being restored

Frigate - HMS Dragon Daring Class type 45


Pity that the masts on the Victory are not the full size (half mast perhaps...)

The Victory stern

Showing the supports for the hull

Three rows of guns

Flight to the entrance

Decoration over the entrance

Inside - a gun deck

Guns and cannon balls

Officers Dining room



HMS Victory laid down 1759, launched 1765, was after 157 years of service placed 1922 in her present berth.   The oldest dock in the world and restored to her condition as at Trafalgar under the superintendence if the Society for Nautical Research.   To commemorate the completion of the work this tablet was unveiled on 17th July 1928 by HM King George V

Nelson's cot

Hens for eggs for the captain

Kitchen table


Ropes or sheets?

Knots and splices


A complex knot or knitting

Captain's cabin

Plaque on the deck

Uniform jacket


The Galley and Firehearth


Very narrow hammocks


Water 300 tons 67,500 galls Beer 50 tons 11,250 galls   Beef and Pork 30 tons        Peas 15 tons                    Butter 2 tons                  Oatmeal etc. 4 tons

Surgical instruments


Henry VIII welcomes visitors to the 'Mary Rose' exhibit

This enlarges, I hope enough to read some of it

The hull of the 'Mary Rose' drying out

A Culverin

A CULVERIN was a relatively simple ancestor of the musket, and later a medieval cannon, adapted for use by the French in the 15th century, and later adapted for naval use by the English in the late 16th century. The culverin was used to bombard targets from a distance. The weapon had a relatively long barrel and a light construction. The culverin fired solid round shot projectiles with a high muzzle velocity, producing a relatively long range and flat trajectory. Round shot refers to the classic solid spherical cannonball.


Interesting light patterns

Demi Culverin

Alexander McKee OBE 1918-1992  - amateur diver who rediscovered the Mary Rose

Lord Nelson

The 'Victory

Amazing variety of architecture

HMS Warrior 1860

The Spinnaker Tower


Treatment could be too much...

Figurehead - John Churchill 1st Duke of Marlborough

Fishing boat

What is he up to?


Reflections in the bus

The journey home was easier than the outward journey.   The driver did a sterling job.