Last Saturday, the 15th of October I went on a History Field Study to Portsmouth, in Hampshire. Portsmouth is the headquaters of the British Navy.
We went to the Historic Dockyard Area and got to explore the museums of the royal navy and the ships that they had there. including Nelson’s Flagship, the Victory (it was especially exciting because this week was the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar)
Hannah, Katrina, Megan, Me and Sayland in the Dockyard
Nelson’s Flagship, The Victory
Hannah and I sailing the Victory
One of the Many Guns on the Victory (they’re not called canons on a ship)
As you may know, Nelson died in the battle of Trafalgar, he was standing on this spot on the deck when he received the fatal shot
We met a Pirate…
He’s the Warrior again, the first Ironclad Ship of the Royal Navy. When she was built she was the fastest and most agile ship on the ocean, running on both sail and steam power, However, within ten years she was obsolete, the Industrial Revolution outdoing the technology that built her.
One of the Guns on The Warrior, i don’t know why its bronze…
Spinniker Tower – i believe its the tallest freestanding structure in England outside London, but i’m not sure.
Part of the Harbour
Portsmouth is still the base of Britain’s Modern navy, so right beside the 200 year old ships you get sights like these
A privately owned boat that i loved
Mostly because of its name
we went on a harbour tour on a boat, and sailed past this, which all three of the BC kids i was with laugh
And Here’s Katrina pretending to be the figurehead
Hope You Enjoyed Portsmouth!