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1917 distance control boat restoration under way at Avonmouth

There are restorations – and then there are restorations so challenging and rarified that the very thought of them makes my teeth rattle and the fluid surrounding my brain boil. this is one of those… Here’s what my correspondent Helen … Continue reading

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The sinking of HMS Implacable in 1949

This film of the destruction of HMS Implacable is extraordinary. Almost unbelievably, this vessel was originally a French naval ship that fought at the battle of Trafalgar, and was later captured at the battle of Cape Ortegal. According to the … Continue reading

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Steam pinnace 199 open day at Gosport, 2nd February

The Steam pinnace 199 project is holding an open day this Saturday at the Maritime Workshop, Gosport, Hampshire, from 10am to 3pm – she’s been undergoing a refit at the workshop since February 2012. Built in 1911, Steam pinnace 199 is a wooden-hulled picket … Continue reading

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