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Posted on Feb 6, 2005 in Stuff We Like

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Here is a fine collection of figureheads, the Historic Dockyard houses the largest collection in the world.

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A collection of medals and a sword from Nelson’s era. There is an entire museum dedicated to the memory of Admiral Nelson, the man who led and won the Battle of Trafalgar from aboard HMS Victory, but at the cost of his own life. We will learn more about Trafalgar and HMS Victory later in this article.

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A more modern display shows the current garb’ worn by Royal Navy Sailors today.

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This display depicting the events of D-Day includes a flag which was hoisted above Sword Beach at 08:00 hours on the day of the invasion itself.

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One of the largest attractions is housed in this building. Called "Action Stations", it contains numerous full-scale interactive simulators to show the realities of modern-day naval combat.

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By way of some examples, this simulator contains a replica Operations Room as might be found aboard any modern warship.

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Here’s part of the interior of the same simulator.

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This climbing wall is part of the Royal Marines’ exhibit.

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Finally, this Bridge Simulator requires you to command a vessel during a Replenishment at Sea operation. Participants must guide the ship alongside a Fleet Auxiliary Tanker in order to receive supplies.

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