Sunday, 14 November 2010

Historic dockyard Portsmouth

While modellers headed north to Telford this weekend, parental duties saw me making the three hour drive down to Portsmouth and the chance for a quick tour of the dockyard was on the cards. We missed Ark Royal which had already left for her farewell tour of the UK but HMS Dauntless was tied up alongside the quay - the Royal Navy's newest ship, a Type 45 destroyer built at a cost of over £ 1 billion !
The kids were hugely impressed by HMS Victory of course and it was most amusing eavesdropping on some French tourists explaining to their kids exactly what HMS Victory is famous for ! A few pics of some of the models on display although as they were in display cases the pictures are pretty poor. The dockyard is recommended for a great day out !

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