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National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, PBB9832: Chatham Navy Week: Official Guide and Souvenir, 1934. Courtesy of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

‘Power, presented in its latest and most potent forms’: Navy Weeks at the Home Ports, 1927–1938

In August 1927, nearly 50,000 people flocked to Portsmouth to attend the first Navy Week. Showcasing the power and prestige of the Royal Navy, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, mine-laying monitors, submarines, and an aircraft carrier were all either on view or available for close inspection. Attendees saw HMS Rodney and HMS Nelson, the two most modern […]

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Naval Dockyards Society – Eighteenth Annual Conference

The Naval Dockyards Society will be holding its eighteenth annual conference on Saturday 29 March 2014 at the Lecture Theatre, National Maritime Museum Greenwich from 11.00-4.45pm. The theme of conference is British Dockyards in the First World War. Commemorating this momentous centenary, the focus on Dreadnoughts and Rosyth is apt, as Dreadnought warships were crucial to […]

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