A Day At Portsmouth 21st August 2008.

HMS Warrior.
HMS Warrior. Queen Victoria's first iron-hulled warship.

 

A closer view of the Warrior.
A closer view of the Warrior.

 

The Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth
Portsmouth's newest landmark, The Spinnaker Tower dominates the waterfront view.

 

Just about to board the Warrior.
Just about to board the Warrior.

 

Lancaster Bomber
Just after I went aboard the Warrior a Lancaster Bomber flew over several times.

 

Avro Lancaster.
Avro Lancaster.

 

PA474 Lancaster Bomber
A slightly computer enhanced close up.

 

Lancaster Bomber
This is PA474 from the preserved Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

 

The Warrior's deck.
The Warrior's deck.

 

One of the Warriors cannons
One of the many cannons.

 

Looking towards the Warriors bow
A wider view looking towards the bow.

 

A view towards the stern.
A view towards the stern.

 

A rigging block
This rigging block looks a bit ropey to me. Ho ho.

 

Below deck cannon
One of the below deck cannons plus shells.

 

One of the ship's galleys.
One of the ship's galleys.

 

Crew's hammocks bunbled above the cannon
Some of the crew's hammocks bundled above the cannon and their dining table to the left. This scene was similar for the other cannons.

 

Below deck helmsman's wheels.
The compass binacles and below deck helmsman's wheels.

 

The ToT dispencing point
No prize's for guessing what would have been dispensed here.

 

The ships boilers
The ships boilers.

 

Plush dining area for the officers.
Plush dining area for the officers.

 

Plush dining area for the officers.
And plusher still.

 

The Warriors figurehead.
The Warriors figurehead.

 

HMS Victory.
A short walk from HMS Warrior is HMS Victory. Nelson's flagship at the battle of Trafalgar.

 

The bow of HMS Victory.
The bow of HMS Victory. Look at the size of the anchors.

 

Two of the Victory's crows nests.
Two of the Victory's crows nests.

 

Admiral Lord Nelson's cabin.
Admiral Lord Nelson's cabin.

 

Admiral Lord Nelson's cabin.
Another view of the cabin.

 

The ships carpenter's workshop.
The ships carpenter's workshop.

 

The highly decorated stern of HMS Victory.
The highly decorated stern of HMS Victory.

 

Looking up at the Spinnaker Tower.
This is a view looking up at the Spinnaker Tower.

 

Looking down through the glass floor from the first viewing platform of the tower.
And this is the view looking down through the glass floor from the first viewing platform of the tower.

 

The glass floor panels. It's a long way down.
The glass floor panels. It's a long way down.

 

The view from above Portsmouth.
The view from above Portsmouth.

 

A close up of one of the modern buildings. The view beyond is Langstone Harbour and Hayling Island.
A close up of one of the modern buildings. The view beyond is Langstone Harbour and Hayling Island.

 

An Isle of Wight passenger ferry.
An Isle of Wight passenger ferry.

 

The entrance to Portsmouth harbour with The Isle of Wight in the distance.
The entrance to Portsmouth harbour with The Isle of Wight in the distance.

 

Another view down through the glass floor panels on the first viewing platform of the Spinnaker Tower.
Another view down through the glass floor panels on the first viewing platform of the Spinnaker Tower.

 

Portsmouth naval dockyard with HMS Warrior and behind it HMS Victory is just visible.
Portsmouth naval dockyard with HMS Warrior and behind it HMS Victory is just visible.

 

Spitbank Fort.
Spitbank Fort.

 

Another Isle of Wight ferry.
Another Isle of Wight ferry.

 

A wider view of the ferry in the harbour
A wider view.

 

The Spinnaker Tower and HMS Warrior.
The Spinnaker Tower and HMS Warrior.

 

The stern of the Warrior taken from a harbour tour boat.
The stern of the Warrior taken from a harbour tour boat. The marks on the image are due to a dirty window on the tour boat.

 

Spinnaker Tower taken from the harbour tour boat.
A last view of the Spinnaker Tower taken from the harbour tour boat.

Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 5D.

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