Historic Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth
In keeping with a current project (wooden ship model HM Bomb Vessel Granado), for inspiration I visited the famous Historic Naval Dockyard and Museums at Portsmouth.
The best known exhibit is HMS Victory (yes, THAT one). I include here several photos of the ship itself, and other images from the on-site museums which included a number of high-quality naval dioramas. There’s a Nelson museum, and one dedicated to the Victory itself. The Porstmouth HND is also home to HMS Warrior (1860) and the Mary Rose museum.
There is also a museum dedicated to the various trades supporting the Dockyard, which has been in existence since the 13th Century. The Royal Navy’s current Daring Class of ships is serviced in the modern area of the port.
29 additional images. Click to enlarge.