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Royal Naval College, Dartmouth EPW024215 Featured Ships and boats Image

Royal Naval College, Dartmouth EPW024215

ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE, Dartmouth, Devon, photographed in 1928. This officer training college was purpose built on this site in 1905 to a design by Sir Aston Webb. The college originated in 1863 and had previously housed students in hulks moored on the River Dart. Cadets as young as 13 were trained here in naval skills and leadership. Graduates from Dartmouth provided much of the officer corps of the Royal Navy through both World Wars. The present Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and Duke of York all attended the college. Now known as the Britannia Royal Naval College, this building still provides a training base for naval officers of many foreign and commonwealth countries as well as the Royal Navy. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

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HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge AA98_05144 Featured Ships and boats Image

HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge AA98_05144

TOWER BRIDGE, Stepney, London. Looking down onto the foredeck of the cruiser HMS Belfast. Being guided up the River Thames by two tugs on the approach to Tower Bridge, which is opening to let it pass. This was Belfast's last voyage before she moored in the Pool of London. It was there converted to a static visitor attraction and is now operated by the Imperial War Museum. Photographed by Eric de Mare in 1971

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SS Great Britain 21417_02 Featured Ships and boats Image

SS Great Britain 21417_02

SS Great Britain, Bristol. Built in 1843 to designs by Brunel, the Great Britain was used as a passenger ship to New York. After running aground and the ship was salvaged and used as a cargo vessel on trips to Australia until damaged in a storm off Cape Horn in the 1880s. In 1970 it was brought back for restoration to the very dock in Bristol where it was originally floated. Photographed in August 2001

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