Royal Navy’s Only Gallipoli Surviving Craft to Open to Public

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The Royal Navy’s only Gallipoli surviving craft is in its final stages of preparation to open to public for the first time following a major restoration of the First World War warship.

On 6th August, The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) will launch HMS M.33, and the vessel will welcome its first visitors on 7th August, following a distinctive and extensive conservation project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Come the centenary of her launch, HMS M.33 will be the only First World War warship to allow visitors to walk her decks this year.

HMS M.33 is positioned in No.1 Dry Dock at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, alongside HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum. Fabricated in just seven weeks she was one of nearly forty “monitors” built in a rapid construction campaign following the outbreak of First World War.

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