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  HMS Caroline, Belfast
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HMS CAROLINE, berthed at Alexander Dock, Titanic Quarter the sixth ship to bear the name, is the second oldest commissioned warship in the Royal Navy. The lead ship of a class of six light cruisers, she was built and launched by Cammel Lairds, Birkenhead in 1914. Her moment of glory came in May 1916 when she took part in the Battle of Jutland - indeed she is now believed to be the sole survivor of that great action. Post war she spent several years in the Far East before retiring from front line service. In 1924, at the instigation of Sir James Craig, CAROLINE came to Belfast to serve as the Headquarters of the then Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (now Royal Navy Reserve); conversion for this task was undertaken by Harland and Wolff. She still retains many of her original features, including her four Parsons double reduction steam turbines, emergency steering equipment, galley, tripod mast and bridge. A significant listed ship on the National Historic Ships Register, she is expected to serve in her current role for the foreseeable future.

Address: Titanic Quarter
Phone: +44 289 045 4484
Website: http://www.hmscaroline.co.uk

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  • Written Feb 18, 2006
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