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Portsmouth in Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom
 

Labour of Love

 
 
Labour of Love Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 31, 2018
1. Labour of Love Marker
Inscription.
In August 1979, the hulk was towed 800 miles to Hartlepool, where the world's largest maritime project ever undertaken would begin.

The intention was to restore the ship as near as possible to her condition during the first commission from 1861-64.

A restoration team had been established and skilled shipyard workers, mainly from the recently closed local shipyards, recruited as the workforce.

On board, each area was photographed and examined to pinpoint the exact position

of original fixtures. On shore, researchers reconstructed the life and fittings of a Victorian warship. Precise research unearthed the details necessary for her reconstruction.

It was a tremendous task demanding enormous resources, skill, patience and

endurance. No previous ship restoration involved so much work, so many people, and such a brief timescale.

1987 saw her transformed from a forlorn hulk into a magnificent ship once more. Warrior is a worthy tribute to the vision, skills, enthusiasm and dedication of her restorers - just as, over 150 years ago she was a testament to the vision and inventiveness of the Victorian era.

“If every warship in the 19th century still existed and was available for preservation Warrior would still be my first choice.” Sir John Smith
 
Location.
HMS Warrior image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 30, 2018
2. HMS Warrior
50° 47.903′ N, 1° 6.555′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, England, in Hampshire County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Queen Street and Wickham Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the HMS Warrior pier in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth, England PO1 3QX, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Homecoming (a few steps from this marker); RAF – HSL 102 (a few steps from this marker); A Sad and Lonely Journey (within shouting distance of this marker); Left behind by progress (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Black Battleship (within shouting distance of this marker); Warrior – the ultimate deterrent (within shouting distance of this marker); The Figurehead (within shouting distance of this marker); Beware of the Wolf (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .
1. HMS Warrior. (Submitted on September 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. HMS Warrior (1860) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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