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HMS Caroline - The Royal Navy's Hidden Irish Gem

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2007

Where should photographs of HMS CAROLINE be placed? She is an historic ship - a member of the core collection on the UK National Register of Historic Vessels - but she remains a commissioned ship of the Royal Navy - so, therefore, these photographs have been placed in the Royal Navy section of Irish Sea Shipping. CAROLINE is hidden away, berthed in Harland & Wolff's Alexandra Dock at Belfast and has served as headquarters to the Northern Ireland Royal Naval Reserve since 1924. However, with the redevelopment of much of the H&W site as the Titanic Quarter she is waiting to be discovered by an increasing number of tourists. Built by Cammell Laird  and commissioned 1914, the first of six C class cruisers, and now the last surviving warship from the WWI Battle of Jutland. Your web master could not resist the bow to bow shot of Caroline and the Ford KA. When Caroline was built the KA's equivalent the famous Ford "Model T" was in production!


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