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12 Inch Shells and Marker image, Touch for more information
By Michael Herrick, July 31, 2018
12 Inch Shells and Marker
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — 12 Inch Shell — Gunwharf Quays
The HE (high explosive) 12-inch shell was the main projectile fired by the big guns of British battleships from 1895, with gunpowder as the high pressure propellant. The shells weighed 850lbs with an effective range of five nautical miles, . . . — Map (db m123276) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — 64 Pounder Gun
64 Pounder, Rifled Muzzle Loading Gun This cast iron gun, weighing 71cwt (over 3,600 kilos), was made at the Royal Gun Factory, Woolwich in 1872. It is mounted on a traversing platform. The shell's projecting copper studs engage the grooved rifling . . . — Map (db m123393) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — 68–pdr Muzzle Loader Gun
68-pdr Smooth-Bore Muzzle Loader Gun of 96 cwt dated 1853 mounted on a standing garrison carriage. Guns of this type fired solid round-shot of spherical explosive shell; they were some of the largest iron guns to be cast and virtually the last . . . — Map (db m123378) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — 9-inch Armstrong-Fraser Gun
9-inch R.M.L. Armstrong-Fraser Gun of 12 tons, MK.III Introduced 1868 Typical of the first heavy rifled muzzle loading guns to go into general service, the pattern was based on a new principle of construction from wrought-iron sections, . . . — Map (db m123377) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — A battle against time — Conserving Victory
Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory is the world’s oldest commissioned warship and famous for playing a crucial role at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, a naval battle which contributed to the defeat of Napoleon in 1815. The ship is currently . . . — Map (db m122726) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — A Long Life
After Gallipoli, HMS M.33 supported Allied forces against the Bulgarians at Salonika in 1916. She remained in the Aegean for the rest of the war, a ‘lucky ship’ with no casualties from enemy action, although her sister M.30 was sunk . . . — Map (db m122930) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — A Sad and Lonely Journey
Hulked & Rotten Row On May 14th 1883 Warrior entered Portsmouth for the last time under her own steam. In her 22 years of service, six of them in full commission and eight as a first line reserve, Warrior had sailed some 90,000 . . . — Map (db m123160) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — A Soldier of World War Two
A Soldier Of World War Two Decades of Easy Peace May Go Their Way And Tide, and Time, May Drift Us Far Apart But You Who Shared Our Savage Yesterday Will Hold the Highest Places In Our Heart This Statue Was Erected From Donations Made . . . — Map (db m123469) WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — A Unique Survivor
In the dry dock below is HMS M.33, a coastal bombardment ‘monitor’. Although she seems small and insignificant, she is a unique survivor, one of only three Royal Navy warships from the First World War, and the only ship left from the huge . . . — Map (db m122926) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Bandstand Field
Bandstand Field West Battery The earth banks around Bandstand Field were gun batteries, defending the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. They form a natural amphitheatre looking out to sea. The bandstand was designed and constructed by a local . . . — Map (db m123453) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Beware of the Wolf
Britannia ruled the waves when Queen Victoria came to the throne. Wooden sailing ships were on the decline, making way for new maritime innovations like the paddle steamer, Great Western and the iron-hulled, screw driven SS Great Britain. . . . — Map (db m123173) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — British MMK1 Mine
British MMK1 Magnetic Moored Mine The MMKI Mine was designed to be laid by a surface minelayer. It is different from other British moored mines because of its oval shape, rather than the usual sphere. The mine would have been moored at a . . . — Map (db m123316) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Bruce Austin Fraser
Bruce Austin Fraser Admiral of the Fleet Baron Fraser of North Cape G.C.B.   K.B.E. Controller of the Navy 1939 – 1942 Second – in – Command, Home Fleet 1942 – 1943 Commander – in – Chief, Home Fleet . . . — Map (db m122980) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Captain Robert Falcon Scott
Captain Robert Falcon Scott. RN. CVO. Born 6 June 1868 Died about 29 March 1912 during his return from the South Pole In his journal found 8 months later he wrote the gale is howling about us we are weak writing is difficult but for my own sake I . . . — Map (db m122580) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Charles Dickens Birthplace
Charles Dickens Was Born In This House On 7th February 1812 This plaque was placed here by the Portsmouth Branch of the Dickens Fellowship in May 1978 — Map (db m123273) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Charles Napier
Charles Napier Admiral of the Blue K.C.B. Born 1786 Died 1860 Martinique · Cape St.Vincent · Acre · Ready Aye Ready To Commemorate The Untiring Efforts Of A Gallant Officer And True-Hearted Man In Advancing The Welfare Of The . . . — Map (db m123195) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Conservation in Action
HMS M.33 stayed in service for almost 70 years and went through many changes. Therefore, the team working on her faced hard choices: which parts of the ship to restore and which to leave alone? Should anything original ever be removed to . . . — Map (db m122928) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Dickens Fellowship Trees
These Trees Are the Gift of The Worldwide Dickens Fellowship May 1978 — Map (db m123272) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Dockyard Railway Gate
This gate and posts are relics of the dockyard railway link that used to pass over Edinburgh Road. The track was completed in 1846 and used until 1977. The line was dismantled during the 1980s to allow for landscaping along Unicorn Road. — Map (db m123264) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Field Gun
1899   1999 The panels around this plinth depict the history of Field Gun and commemorate the bravery of the blue jackets who took part in the Relief of Ladysmith 1899. The same courage and commitment was shown throughout the years of the Command . . . — Map (db m122583) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Field Gun Competition
1947   1999 This bronze statue and field gun commemorate those men from Portsmouth command who competed in the Annual Field Gun Competition at the Royal Tournament and trained at “Royal Naval Barracks” Portsmouth from 1947 until . . . — Map (db m122722) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — GPO K6 Telephone Box
GPO K6 (Kiosk No.6) Telephone Box In 1935, the K6 was produced to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V, and was the first telephone box to be used extensively outside London – over 65,000 were built! This telephone box was . . . — Map (db m123315) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — H.M.S. Benbow Figurehead
Figurehead H.M.S. Benbow 72 Guns Launched at Rotherhithe in 1813 The Figurehead Represents Vice Admiral John Benbow Born 1653 and Died 1702 — Map (db m122581) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — H.M.S. Trafalgar
Built as a First Rate of 120 guns at Woolwich and completed in 1841, 2694 tons. Took part in the bombardment of Sebastopol in 1854, being towed to her position in line by the Retribution (paddle). Converted to a two deck screw ship of 90 . . . — Map (db m122923) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Heavy Weather
HMS M.33’s low hull and flat bottom made her ideal for bombarding the shore, as well as making her a small target. However, when combined with her lack of a keel these features made her very difficult to navigate at sea. She was also slow, . . . — Map (db m122927) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Here Nelson Fell
Here Nelson Fell 21st Oct 1805 — Map (db m121953) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Hertha Ayrton
Hertha Ayrton was born Phoebe Sarah Marks in Queen Street, Portsea, on 28 April 1854. She was the third child of a Polish Jewish watchmaker named Levi Marks, an immigrant from Tsarist Poland, and Alice Teresa Moss, a seamstress. Her father died in . . . — Map (db m123119) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Hertha Ayrton
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United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Hidden layers — Conserving Victory
We have implemented a historically accurate re-painting of HMS Victory. For the first time, visitors can see the ship in her true colors — exactly as she appeared at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Several hundred paint samples . . . — Map (db m122730) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — HM Gunwharf, Portsmouth
HM Gunwharf, Portsmouth The Gunwharf was built in 1662 to enable ships’ guns, tested by the Army’s Board of Ordnance, to be fitted into the warships built within Portsmouth’s Royal Dockyard. The site was in continuous military service for over 300 . . . — Map (db m123275) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — HMS M.33’s People
In June 1915, five officers and 67 men squeezed into HMS M.33’s tiny hull. Most stayed away from home for 3 ½ years. They were of all ages, and were mostly reservists returning for the war, or volunteers. None had been conscripted. . . . — Map (db m122925) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — HMS Aboukir Yellow Fever Memorial
In Memory of Forty Eight Officers & Men Who Died During the Epidemic of Yellow Fever On Board H.M.S. Aboukir at Jamaica in 1873 – 74 — Map (db m123468) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — HMS Centurion Memorial
HMS Centurion Naval Brigade North China 1900 Peit Sang Hsiku Peiyang Tientsin Erected by Admiral Sir E.H.Seymour Gcb The Captain, Officers and Ship's Company of H.M.S.Centurion. ( left side ) In Memory of The . . . — Map (db m123196) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — HMS M.33
HMS M.33 Last Fighting Ship — Gallipoli 1915 The History of M.33 Belfast-built in 1915, the monitor HMS M.33 served Britain in peace and war. She is now one of the three remaining British fighting ships of the First World War. . . . — Map (db m123047) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — HMS Orlando Memorial
Taku Forts, Tientsin, Defence Of Legations, Pekin. H.M.S. ORLANDO NORTH CHINA 1900 Commander P.H. WRIGHT, died of wounds received at Tientsin W.GINGELL Sergt R.M.L.I. · N.BERRY Ord Killed Sir E. Seymour's Column J.W.JOHNSON Lt. SMm. · . . . — Map (db m123199) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — HMS Powerful Memorial
Erected by Captain the Hon. Hedworth Lambton C.C. Officers and Ship's Company of HMS Powerful ( back ) To the Memory of The Officers and Men Of The Naval Brigades of H.M.S.Powerful Who Were Killed In Action or Died . . . — Map (db m123197) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — HMS Royal Sovereign Memorial
Erected by the Officers and Men In Memory of Those Who Were Killed in A Gun Accident on Board H.M.S. Royal Sovereign Off Platea November 9th 1901 Whilst Discharging Their Duty Capt. H.W. Spurway H.M.A. · C. Primmer   Cm. Armp. · F. . . . — Map (db m123194) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — HMS Sirius
HMS Sirius This sculpture featuring the flagship of the first fleet HMS Sirius commemorates the courageous voyage of the fleet which departed from Portsmouth on 13th May 1787 and arrived in Sydney on Australia’s Foundation Day, 26th January 1788. . . . — Map (db m123314) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — HMS Vernon Figurehead
HMS Vernon Figurehead This figurehead originates from the fourth HMS Vernon, a 50-gun frigate that saw active service in home waters, the Americas and the East Indies between 1832 and 1848. She was then laid up in Chatham Dockyard until emerging in . . . — Map (db m123313) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — HMS Victoria Memorial
To the Officers and Men Who Lost Their Lives Onboard H.M.S. “Victoria” June 22nd 1893. Erected by the Survivors. ( lower plaque ) This Monument was removed from Town Hall Square at the request of the survivors . . . — Map (db m123198) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Homecoming
On June 16th 1987, 58 years after leaving Portsmouth a forlorn hulk, Warrior made her triumphant return - a magnificent warship once more. As she came slowly towards the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour an armada of small boats greeted her, . . . — Map (db m123056) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Horatio Viscount Nelson
21 October 1805 ( on the steps ) Here Served Horatio Nelson You Who Tread His Footsteps Remember His Glory. ( left side ) Nelson's Prayer May the great God whom I worship grant to my country and for the benefit of Europe . . . — Map (db m123542) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Indian Mutiny - HMS Shannon Memorial
( north side ) Sacred To the Memory of Captn. Sir Wm Peel K.C.B. Captn. Thos. Grey Mr. M.P. Garvey Mate Mr. M.A. Daniel Mid The Seamen and Marines of the Shannon Naval Brigade Who Fell Whilst Employed In N.W. Provinces of . . . — Map (db m123541) WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Isambard Kingdom Brunel
In This Street Was Born On The 9th April 1806 Isambard Kingdom Brunel the Great Engineer — Map (db m123049) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in nearby Britain Street, Portsea, Portsmouth on 9 April 1806. His father, Marc, a French Refugee, and English mother Sophia, were living in Portsmouth while Marc supervised the installation of his machines for . . . — Map (db m123121) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel Born Portsea 9th April 1806 Unveiled by the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councillor Robio Sparshatt on 7th April 2006 to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom . . . — Map (db m123158) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Jubilee Fountain
( plaques around the fountain ) Jubilee Fountain Refurbished by Portsmouth City Council Opened by Mike Hancock CBE MP on 6th May 2011 The Queen’s Beasts The Black Bull of Clarence Heraldic Beast of Edward IV In 1982 . . . — Map (db m123270) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — King John’s Dock
In front of this board is the site of Portsmouth’s first royal dockyard built by King Richard I (1189-99) and extended and inproved by King John (1199-1216). John, King of England Born: 24 December 1166 Died: 19 October 1216 Reign: 6 . . . — Map (db m123120) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Labour of Love
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 . . . — Map (db m123051) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Left behind by progress
Second Commission 1867-1871 When her first commission ended in November 1864 Warrior spent two and a half years in harbour undergoing her first major re-fit. On 8th July 1867 she steamed out of Portsmouth to re-join the Channel Squadron . . . — Map (db m123166) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Mark VIII Torpedo
Mark VIII 21 Inch Torpedo This torpedo was designed for use by 'O' class submarines and motor torpedo boats. First entering service in 1927, they were extensively used during World War II, and were still in use until the mid-1980's. During the . . . — Map (db m123317) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Monty
Monty Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein Portsmouth Garrison Commander 1937 - 38 Allied Land Forces Commander on D-Day and During the Normandy Campaign This Statue Was Erected from Donations Made by Veterans, Organisations, . . . — Map (db m123470) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Mudlarks
‘Ere, Guv, put a penny in the mud, A penny or two won’t break yer. We’ll take all your rusty silver, And I’ll cover my face for a tanner. The nearby statue commemorates the generations of Portsea children who enjoyed mudlarking here . . . — Map (db m123319) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Nelson’s Last Embarkation
Near This Memorial On The 14th September 1805 Admiral Lord Nelson Embarked for The Last Time, Being Killed On the Following 21st October at the Victorious Battle of Trafalgar The Battle of Trafalgar The British Fleet Consisted Of 27 . . . — Map (db m123539) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — No. 1 Dock
HMS M.33’s permanent home is No. 1 Dock, part of the complex of six docks surrounding the Great Ship Basin, one of the great legacies from the golden age of sail. The Great Basin and the ‘Great Stone Dock’ (now No. 5 Dock) were begin in . . . — Map (db m122924) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Noon Day Gun
The Noon Day Gun was originally fired to allow ships to check the accuracy of their marine chronometers, an instrument necessary for the accurate calculation of longitude. As light travels faster than sound observers would watch for smoke from the . . . — Map (db m123277) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Crimean War Memorial
( south side ) Erected in Memory of Those Brave Soldiers and Sailors Who During the Late War With Russia Died of Their Wounds and Are Buried In this Garrison H.J. Andrews. Hon Sec Sebastopol ( west side ) Sweaborg . . . — Map (db m123455) WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Naval Memorial
( south side ) 1914 – 1918     1939 – 1945 In Honour of the Navy and to the Abiding Memory of These Ranks and Ratings of this Port Who Laid Down Their Lives in the Defence of the Empire and have No Other Grave Than the Sea . . . — Map (db m123456) WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Naval Memorial — Ships Lost in Action
This panel features a selection of ships on which many of the men commemorated on the First World War memorial at Portsmouth were serving when they lost their lives. Until well into the 20th century, when a man, woman or boy joined the Royal Navy . . . — Map (db m123463) WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Naval Memorial
More than 45,000 men and women lost their lives while serving with the Royal Navy during the First World War. Many of these were members of the Royal Naval Division who died while fighting on land, but the majority were lost at sea and have no . . . — Map (db m123464) WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Naval Memorial Extension — Ships Lost in Action
This panel features a selection of ships on which many of the men commemorated on the Second World War extension at Portsmouth were serving when they lost their lives. Until well into the 20th century, when a man, woman or boy joined the Royal . . . — Map (db m123465) WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Naval Memorial Extension
In 1946 it was decided that the existing naval memorials should be extended in order to commemorate the naval dead of the Second World War who had no grave but the sea. The architect of the Second World War extension at Portsmouth was Sir Edward . . . — Map (db m123466) WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth World War I Cenotaph
This Memorial Was Erected by the People of Portsmouth
In Proud and Loving Memory of Those Who in the Glorious Morning of Their Days for England’s Sake Lost All but England’s Praise May Light Perpetual Shine Upon Them This . . . — Map (db m123546) WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth World War II Memorial
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United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — RAF – HSL 102
RAF – HSL 102 “The sea shall not have them” HSL 102, built by the British Power Boat Company at Hythe in 1936, is one of only 22 100-Class High Speed Launches which were used by the RAF to rescue World War 2 airmen from the sea. . . . — Map (db m123159) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Reconstructed Well
Reconstructed Well The original well was built against the inside of the Tudor curtain wall, and was probably the Castle's first water supply. Made of chalk, it used a simple pulley block with an oak bucket counter-balanced by flints. The well was . . . — Map (db m123382) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Royal Arms of Charles II
Royal Arms of Charles II The Royal Arms commemorate improvements to the Castle made in about 1683 under the direction of Sir Bernard de Gomme, Charles II's chief military engineer. They were moved from above the original entrance to the present . . . — Map (db m123379) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Royal Garrison Church
English Heritage   Royal Garrison Church History through unique stained glass windows Royal Garrison Church was originally part of a hospital founded in 1212 by the bishop of Winchester. The nave housed the sick while the chancel served . . . — Map (db m123545) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Royal Visit Commemoration
This plaque Commemorates the Visit of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to Southsea Castle on 29th June 1977 the day following the Silver Jubilee Review of the Fleet at Spithead — Map (db m123380) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Safekeeping of Portsmouth
This Plaque Commemorates The Dedicated of the Men and Women of The City of Portsmouth Who, Through Their Steadfastness and Devotion Contributed to the Safekeeping of Their City During the Period of World War II 1939-1945 Unveiled by . . . — Map (db m123544) WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Saluting Platform
Portsmouth the great waterfront city From as early as Roman times, Portsmouth Harbour was vulnerable to attack from the sea. The town was burnt down by the French in the 14th century and by the early 1500s its military significance had grown . . . — Map (db m123543) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Ship shape
What?  The ship-side mock-up is a 3m x 3m snapshot replica of the mid-ship section of HMS Victory. Who?  T. Nielson & Co., traditional wooden ship builders, have constructed the mock-up for the National Museum of the Royal Navy. . . . — Map (db m122725) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Ship Shape
You are standing by HMS M.33’s port side. Her distinctive ‘dazzle’ paint scheme was introduced in 1918, to break up her outline, making it harder for submarines to target her. To your left is the bow (front of the ship) and the ‘forecastle . . . — Map (db m122932) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Southsea Castle
In the spring of 1544, fearful of a French attack on Portsmouth, King Henry VII ordered work on a new castle to command the deep water channel into Portsmouth where ships came closest to the shore. Southsea Castle was completed in the record . . . — Map (db m123394) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — St. John the Evangelist
St. John the Evangelist John was a fisherman and one of the twelve apostles. He witnessed Jesus’ ministry and was inspired to write the fourth gospel so that You may believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God and believing this you . . . — Map (db m123274) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Taking a closer look — Conserving Victory
In 2013 and 2014 we undertook a series of studies to improve our understanding of HMS Victory and her significance to help decide the best ways of preserving the ship for the future. A highly detailed laser scanning exercise revealed . . . — Map (db m122727) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — The Bell
The Bell After hanging in Portsmouth's Town Halls in High Street from the 17th century until 1837, this bell was later used at the Quarter Sessions (local courts), in Penny Street gaol and in Victoria Park. — Map (db m123392) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — The Figurehead
The Figurehead HMS Warrior was one of the last battleships to carry a figurehead. The original was made in Portsmouth at a cost of E60, but was lost in 1868 when Warrior accidentally collided with HMS Royal Oak. The figurehead's head fell off and . . . — Map (db m123050) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — The First Black Battleship
HMS Warrior was built by The Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company at Blackwall in London. Throughout 1859 and 1860 thousands of workers were employed on the hull every day. As delays to the ship increased a 24-hour work pattern . . . — Map (db m123167) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — The Hard
The Hard Originally called the Common Hard, The Hard is the road that runs along the public waterfront, leading from the Historic Dockyard. It was constructed around 1720 as a landing place for small boats. To your right is Britain’s first . . . — Map (db m122577) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — The Inscription
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United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — The Jutland Gun
The Jutland Gun German 105mm SK L/45 Naval Gun SMS B.98 SMS B.98 was the lead ship of Commander Heinrich Schuur’s 2nd Torpedo Boat Flotilla, part of Vice Admiral Franz von Hipper’s Scouting Frces at the Battle of Jutland in 1916, where she . . . — Map (db m122579) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — The Keep
The Keep The stonework is largely that of the original Castle of 1544. Tudor gunports and other earty features can still be seen. The top was rebuilt in its present form in 1814, when the interior brickwork was added. — Map (db m123391) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — The Old Customs House
The Old Customs House This early 19th century building was the Storekeeper's offices for this site - HM Gunwharf, Portsmouth. It became the Captain's office/HMS Vernon administrative block between 1923 and 1986 when Vernon ceased to be a separate . . . — Map (db m123318) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — The Portsmouth Naval Memorial
The Portsmouth Naval Memorial This memorial commemorates officers, ranks and ratings of this Port who died at sea during the wars of 1914 to 1918 and 1939 to 1945. Actions in which they fought are recorded in the registers and on the memorial . . . — Map (db m123467) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — The Ship Anson
The Ship Anson In 1665, Charles sent his chief engineer Sir Bernard De Gomme to Portsmouth to commence a major rebuilding programme to create a new dockyard in the Portsea area. His new development created issues with accommodation for the . . . — Map (db m123048) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Thomas Telford
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United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Victoria Regina
Victoria Regina ER Imperatrix 1837 — 1901 Erected by Public Subscription During the Mayorality of Sir William T. Dupree, And Unveiled on July 8th 1903 by Lady Dupree These Stones Were Laid 19 December 1972 to Mark . . . — Map (db m123548) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Victory will appear ‘as at Trafalgar’ — Conserving Victory
HMS Victory was taken out of service in 1812 and remained in Portsmouth Harbour until 1922, when the ship was moved into the Royal Naval Dockyard amid fears for her deteriorating condition. The Admiralty Board ordered that Victory . . . — Map (db m122731) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Warrior – the ultimate deterrent
Fitting Out The morning after her launch, Warrior was towed to the Victoria Dock basin, where Penn's of Greenwich installed the most powerful machinery ever put in a warship. With the engines and boilers in place the masts were then lowered . . . — Map (db m123169) HM
United Kingdom, England (Hampshire County), Portsmouth — Workers Memorial Day
28th April Workers Memorial Day This Stone is Dedicated to All Workers Who Have Suffered Illness, Injury, Death or Been Killed As a Consequence of Their Work “Remember the Dead and Fight for the Living” Workers Memorial . . . — Map (db m123262) HM

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