"Famous Ships " Portsmouth Favorite Tip by Geoff_Wright
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Favorite thing: Portsmouth is the'home of the Royal Navy', and as such is also home to many famous British ships, the most famous of which must be HMS Victory*
Fondest memory: Another famous ship that I saw here, but sadly will not return, is the former HMY Britannia.* Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia (more commonly called the Royal Yacht Britannia) was built by the Clyde (Glasgow) shipbuilders Messrs John Brown and co., and was launched by HM Queen Elizabeth II on 16th April 1953. I was fortunate enough to see her alongside the Dockyard on one of my sailing courses in Portsmouth Harbour. Britannia was decommissioned on 11th December 1997, and moved to her final destination of Leith, in Edinburgh, where she is now used by a private commercial company.
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