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Saturday 3rd June 2006

Warship Building in Portsmouth 1906 and 2006

To celebrate the Centenary of HMS Dreadnought, this Naval Academy Seminar compares her build with the state-of-the-art techniques used today by VT Shipbuilding


10.00am Opportunity to view Museum’s Dreadnought Centenary Exhibition

11.00 am  Coffee on arrival in Princess Royal Gallery

11.30 am Lecture

Building the First Dreadnought  

Brian Patterson, Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust

12.30 am  Lunch


Guided tour of VT Shipbuilding’s Portsmouth facility, where HMS Clyde, the new Falkland Islands patrol ship and the first major warship to be built in Portsmouth since 1967, will be ready for launch and sections of the new Type 45 Destroyers are being constructed.  Transport will be provided from the Museum.

Approx 3.30pm  Finish

The Museum wishes to thank VT Shipbuilding plc for its support for this event.

Cost: £10 (no concessions) including coffee/tea on arrival and 10% discount in Museum shop. 

A sandwich lunch may be ordered for an extra £5.

Click here for a booking form

For further details, please contact

Julian Thomas

Royal Naval Museum

HM Naval Base (PP 66)

Portsmouth  PO1 3NH

Tel: 023 9272 7562              E-mail: julian.thomas@royalnavalmuseum.org