Sunday, September 17, 2006

HMS Warrior

Dating from 1860, HMS Warrior is one of the major tourist attractions at the Portsmouth Naval base. The official site says 'As you arrive at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the stunning sleek, black lines of Britain's first iron-hulled, armoured battleship, take your breath away.

The pride of Queen Victoria, Warrior revolutionised warship construction. Powered by steam and sail, she was the largest and fastest ship of her day. Her most radical innovation was her citadel - an armoured box housing her guns.'

View Satellite image of HMS Warrior @ Google maps.

6 Comments:

Blogger Candice & Megan said...

This is an excellent photo! I love the angle, and the way the sky looks. Great job!

6:03 PM  
Blogger Gail's Man said...

Interesting shot. Looks a good ship to go round.

11:34 PM  
Blogger Matthieu said...

In one word : grand !

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This certainly is an impressive vessel. It's great that it has been preserved.

6:43 AM  
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4:57 AM  
Blogger Mental Floss said...

Very nice shot

1:46 PM  

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