Royal Naval Reserve

Lifeboats – Tower RNLI Pier end of an era – 24.01.2023

On Tuesday 24th January, 2023 the longest serving station pier has finally left her mooring where she has been since the opening of Victoria embankment in 1870. The superstructure has changed a few times but now it’s all change and upgrades. She will be still afloat BUT to be used by Thames Marine Services on …

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Naval Visits – HMS BRISTOL D 23 – 13-16.11.1987

On Friday 13th November 1987, the only Type 82 Class Destroyer in service with the Royal Navy – HMS BRISTOL D 23 entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time as part of the Dartmouth Training Squadron berthing at Crucifix Wharf together with HMS ROTHESAY F 107( Had 1 x Wasp HAS.1 helicopter with serial …

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Former Military – TREVOSE

A prototype General Service Launch built in UK for the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineeers of the British Army is still trading with her original name – TREVOSE. She was built in 1964 by Thornycroft, Southampton with 74 tons Displacement as a General Service Launch for the War Department Fleet, performing duties with the Royal …

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Preserved Ships – HQMS PRESIDENT (1918) – UK

One of the Preserved Ships that you find in the UK is HQMS PRESIDENT (1918). She’s permanently moored at the Victoria Embankment above Blackfriars Bridge in London at the River Thames. HMS SAXIFRAGE was launched in 1918 as a Flower Class anti-submarine Q Ship (Heavily armed merchant ships with concealed weaponry used by the Royal …

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