Royal Navy

  • HMS Hermes; the first aircraft carrier

    HMS Hermes; the first aircraft carrier

    Chris Graham on 6th December 2022

    HMS Hermes is regarded as the world’s first aircraft carrier. James Hendrie traces the ship’s career from her construction to WWII sinking.

  • County class ships of the Royal Navy

    County class ships of the Royal Navy

    Chris Graham on 19th October 2022

    Conrad Waters provides a photographic review of the Royal Navy’s famous County class ships, an impressive heavy cruiser design.

  • Wonderful summer boat excursions

    Wonderful summer boat excursions

    Chris Graham on 1st June 2022

    We report on the encouraging plans to get summer boat excursions back up and running again after two years of Covid-induced inactivity.

  • Coventry Transport Museum visit

    Coventry Transport Museum visit

    Chris Graham on 26th April 2022

    As well as being designated City of Culture in 2021, Coventry is also home to a genuinely excellent transport museum, as Bob Weir discovers.

  • The Night Hunters exhibition

    The Night Hunters exhibition

    Chris Graham on 31st March 2022

    We preview a new exhibition – The Night Hunters: The Royal Navy’s Coastal Forces at War – at Gosport's Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower.

  • HMS Warrior’s important records

    HMS Warrior’s important records

    Chris Graham on 9th March 2022

    We report on how HMS Warrior's archive of historical weather readings is being used to better understand the climate during the 19th century. 

  • The Royal Navy’s first submarine

    The Royal Navy’s first submarine

    Chris Graham on 11th February 2022

    James Hendrie tells the fascinating story of the Royal Navy's first submarine, Holland 1, which is now on display in Gosport.

  • Amazing, between-the-wars images

    Amazing, between-the-wars images

    Chris Graham on 6th December 2021

    Jim Shaw showcases the amazing, between-the-wars images produced by official Panama Canal photographer, Ernest ‘Red’ Hallen.

  • Prince Philip’s naval ships

    Prince Philip’s naval ships

    Chris Graham on 24th November 2021

    Paul Brown describes the 14-year Royal Navy career of the late Prince Philip, who became HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

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