Portsmouth Naval Base has been
operational for eight centuries, it is the largest Royal Navy
base and is home to almost two-thirds of the British fleet.
This image was taken from the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth
which offers a unique perspective of the base. Both of the
Royal Navy’s new Battleships were in harbour at the time. HMS
Queen Elizabeth and her sister ship, HMS Prince Of Wales are
the biggest ships ever built for the Royal Navy, weighing in
at over 65,000 tonnes each.
historic dockyard is home to many Royal Navy treasures, but
also visible in this image are the iconic warships Victory and
Warrior. Victory was of course Nelson’s flag-ship and is one
of the oldest surviving complete ships in the World. Warrior
was built in 1860 and was Britain’s first iron-hulled,
armoured battleship. This image provides a unique view of the
Royal Navy now & then.