Battle of Jutland survivor becomes waterfront attraction

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A waterfront regeneration in Belfast, Ireland now features the last surviving ship from the Battle of Jutland, the World War 1 light battle cruiser HMS Caroline.

Having undergone extensive restoration, the ship will now be welcoming visitors of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter to discover its historic spaces including the Captain Crookes Cabin, engine room, sick bay and galley kitchen.

In the 1920s, HMS Caroline was converted into the floating headquarters for the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in Belfast. Members of the Reserve were able to specialize in many different roles, including Signalman and Wireless Telegraphist.

Today, visitors will be able to explore the importance of the Battle of Jutland and discover what life was like at sea for over three hundred crew who served on board.

 

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