"Monitor M33" Portsmouth Things to Do Tip by Tom_Fields

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  The Monitor M33
by Tom_Fields

Monitors were relatively low-cost warships built during the First World War. Their purpose was to provide direct artillery support to the troops on the ground. They played a vital role in the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign against the Turks.

M33 is the only one of these still in existence. Armed with a six-inch gun, she was one of the smaller, cheaper monitors. Restoration is still underway, so you cannot actually go aboard. But you can see the boat, sitting in dry dock.

Directions: At the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, next to HMS Victory. The points of contact here are for the Hampshire County Council.
Phone: 44-1962-870500
Website: http://www.hants.gov.uk/m33/index.html

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  • Written Nov 21, 2005
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