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  HMY Britannia
HM Yacht Britannia was the 83rd Royal Yacht since the restoration of King Charles II in 1660 (Charles II himself had 25 Royal Yachts, while five were simultaneously in service in 1831).
Britannia was built at the shipyard of John Brown & Co. Ltd in Glasgow, Scotland, being launched by Queen Elizabeth II on 16 April 1953 and commissioned on 11 January 1954.
Britannia was decommissioned on 11 December 1997 and is now permanently moored as an exhibition ship at Leith harbour, near Edinburgh, Scotland.
www.starrepublic.org /encyclopedia/wikipedia/h/hm/hmy_britannia.html   (274 words)

  
 The Monarchy Today > Transport > HMY Britannia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
BRITANNIA was built by the Clyde shipbuilders Messrs John Brown and Co at a cost of £2,098,000 to replace her 50-year-old predecessor VICTORIA AND ALBERT III.
BRITANNIA was equipped with the Royal Barge, built in 1964, with a top speed of 19 knots and two 34 foot (10m) motor boats (built in 1970) which were used as escorts for the Royal Barge and for ferrying libertymen and guests.
Although BRITANNIA was never required to carry out her secondary role as a hospital ship, in January 1986, whilst on passage to Australia the Royal Yacht co-ordinated the evacuation of 1,379 civilians of 55 different nations from Aden when that country was being invaded from the north.
www.royal.gov.uk /textonly/Page405.asp   (1414 words)

  
 HMY Britannia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Britannia was built at the shipyard of John Brown and Co. Ltd in Glasgow, Scotland, being launched by Queen Elizabeth II on 16 April 1953 and commissioned on 11 January 1954.
Queen Elizabeth II attended the decommissioning, along with most of the senior members of the Royal Family, and the normally stiff-lipped monarch famously shed a tear publicly after disembarking for the last time, to the surprise of many.
Britannia is now permanently moored as an exhibition ship at Leith harbour, near Edinburgh, Scotland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/HMY_Britannia   (499 words)

  
 Britannia Royal Naval College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC), Dartmouth, is the location of initial officer training in the Royal Navy, and is located on a hill overlooking the town of Dartmouth in the county of Devon, England.
The training of naval officers at Dartmouth dates from 1863 when the wooden hulks HMS Britannia and HMS Hindostan were moored in the River Dart.
The college was given its present name in 1953, when the name Britannia was given to the newly-launched royal yacht, HMY Britannia.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Britannia_Royal_Naval_College   (392 words)

  
 Queen says a sad farewell to Britannia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
All had undertaken a farewell tour of the yacht to say goodbye to the crew followed by a buffet lunch with Britannia's former commanders, their wives or widows, the First Sea Lord and George Robertson, the Defence Secretary.
But the mood lifted once Britannia's company laid on their party piece for the last time.
Rule Britannia, usually such a rabble-rouser, rang out above stony faces and the odd sniffle, to be followed by the National Anthem.
www.delboy.com /hmr.htm   (675 words)

  
 May 2003 Newsletter
On 11 December 1997 Britannia was decommissioned at Portsmouth Naval Base in the presence of The Queen and senior members of The Royal Family.
Britannia is now permanently moored in Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith, where the London Mayors’ Association were given a private and exclusive champagne reception and allowed to tour the ship.
With the assistance of handheld tape machines, the history of the Yacht was brought to life and we were able to see the entire ship from Her Majesty’s bedroom to the crews bar and the Yacht’s laundry.
www.londonmayors.org.uk /NewsMay03.html   (2310 words)

  
 HMY Britannia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
HMY Britannia left for her last tour of various ports from Portsmouth before being payed off on 11th December 1997.
The glean of Britannia's hull was maintained by dry docking her every six months and painting her.
HMY Britannia's displacement was 3,990 tons with a light load and 4,961 with a full load.
www.portsmouth-guide.co.uk /local_f/britania.htm   (237 words)

  
 Tri-ang Minic Ships - Royal Yacht Britannia
Launched in April 1953, by Her Majesty the Queen, Britannia was the most modern in a long line of Royal Yachts which date back to the Royal Yacht Mary in 1660 during King Charles II's reign.
Britannia was designed as a dual function vessel - as a Royal Yacht in peacetime and as a hospital ship in times of hostility.
The Royal Yacht Britannia was a fitting symbol of Britain's proud maritime heritage and in retirement continues to be a showcase for British shipbuilding at its best.
www.triangminicships.com /classic_edition/merchants/ry_britannia.htm   (327 words)

  
 HMY Britannia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
HM Yacht Britannia was the 83rd Royal Yacht since the restoration of King Charles II in 1660 (Charles II himself had 25 Royal Yachts,while five were simultaneously in service in 1831).
During her career as Royal Yacht(she was designed to be converted into a hospital ship in time of war, though this facility was never used), she conveyed theQueen, other members of the Royal Family, and various dignitaries on 696 foreign visits and 272 visits in British waters.
Britannia was decommissioned on 11 December 1997 and is now permanently mooredas an exhibition ship at Leith harbour, near Edinburgh, Scotland.
www.therfcc.org /hmy-britannia-376657.html   (272 words)

  
 HMY Britannia's Decommissioning
Britannia has been out paying her last visits to many of England Ports and Britannia returned to Portsmouth, as the above movies show, surrounded by crafts or all sizes and shapes and as they entered the harbour they all sounded their hooters and there was a fly past.
On Thursday 11th December 1997 HMY Britannia ceased to be a Royal Naval ship at her decommissioning ceremony.
The daily routine of polishing Britannia's brass, swabbing her teak decks and constantly cleaning her cabins will come to an end as she is decommissioned.
www.portsmouth-guide.co.uk /local_f/bdecomis.htm   (487 words)

  
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The technique requires painting to proceed under a one or two skin tent which is kept at a suitable temperature and humidity to protect underlying structures, prevent blooming of bright metal and assist curing of surface coatings applied.
HMY Britannia required refurbish-ment following grit blasting of the old paint layer whilst the air training ship Argus was in dry dock for refurbishment of its helicopter flight decks.
On HMY Britannia, the project began with an M1000 desiccant dehumidifier positioned at the bow, a 22Kw heater in line amidships with a Neder-man back-up fan to draw dry, warm air in a steady' stream towards the stern.
www.munters.com /www/uk/home.nsf/ByKey/ABRL-5L2DY3   (420 words)

  
 Lords Hansard text for 10 Dec 1996 (161210-31)
Although "Britannia" was called a yacht for perfectly sound historical reasons, I think it was a pity that she was so called, because the name "yacht" gives a completely wrong impression.
"Britannia" is also an efficient and well appointed residence, available to the Queen in any country in the world with a usable harbour for the purpose of state visits.
So, commercially and diplomatically, Britain needs "Britannia"; so does Her Majesty's Government, who are sitting not on the fence but on the taffrail--and we know what lies on one side of that.
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/ld199697/ldhansrd/vo961210/text/61210-31.htm   (3712 words)

  
 Tri-ang Minic Ships - Royal Yacht Britannia Hospital Ship
The Royal Yacht Britannia was designed as a dual function vessel - a Royal Yacht in peacetime and a hospital ship in times of hostility.
There was extensive consultation with the Medical Director General of the Royal Navy during the design phase both to determine the requirements for the ship in the hospital ship role; and to ensure that the conversion could be performed in the most economic manner with minimal alteration to the existing structure and equipment.
As a hospital ship Britannia had accommodation for 200 patients with the wards in the after part of the ship where the Royal Apartments are usually located.
triangminicships.com /classic_edition/merchants/ry_hospital_ship.htm   (260 words)

  
 HMY Britannia Details
HMY Britannia was designed for use by Her Majesty the Queen in peacetime as the Royal Yacht but could have been converted to a medium-sized naval hospital ship.
HMY Britannia was built by John Brown in Clydebank and was launched on the 16th April 1953.
A regular routine on Britannia with the Queen on board would include a queens maid bringing her a cup of tea at 7:30pm.
www.portsmouth-guide.co.uk /local_f/bmore.htm   (488 words)

  
 Willraynes - the Wine Merchants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As a tribute to the former "HMY BRITANNIA", Willraynes was commissioned to design a special presentation box containing a fine bottle of port.
HMY Britannia sailed from Hong Kong with His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales, accompanied by the last Governor of Hong Kong, Mr Chris Patten, to the tremendous sound of the Royal Marines Band and fireworks.
There was an opportunity for ambassadors and diplomats to renew relationships and in some cases, to retire from duty, at what was a poignant occasion in their careers.
www.willrayneswines.co.uk /commissions/britannia/britannia.html   (436 words)

  
 Navy News - News Desk - News - Britannia celebrates her 50th birthday
At Britannia’s launch exactly 50 years ago today, on April 16, 1953, at the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown and Co, Queen Elizabeth II said: “I am sure that all of you who are present here realise how much the building of this ship meant to the late King, my father.
And so HMY Britannia continued the 300-year tradition of Royal Yachts, travelling a distance of over one million nautical miles, carrying members of the Royal Family to 968 official visits at over 600 ports in 135 countries for almost 44 years.
December 11, 1997, saw Britannia decommissioned at Portsmouth Naval Base before moving to her current home at Leith in 1998, returning to the Scottish shores from which she was born.
www.navynews.co.uk /articles/2003/0304/0003041601.asp   (294 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One of the most famous yachts ever built on the river was HMY Britannia.
For most of her 40-year career, Britannia was the world's fastest yacht and managed to win more than half the number of competitions she entered.
When Edward VII died in 1910, the yacht was passed on to his son, George V - who was also a keen yachtsman - and Britannia continued her illustrious career.
www.sunnygovan.com /PLACES/Clyde/Britannia.html   (260 words)

  
 Royal Yacht Britannia - Europe for Visitors
er Majesty's Yacht Britannia was the last in a series of 83 yachts that were used by British monarchs from 1660 through 1997, when HMY Britannia was decommissioned.
In nearly 44 years of service to Queen Elizabeth II and the British nation, Britannia steamed more than 1,000,000 nautical miles and made 696 trips abroad--including a visit to Hong Kong in 1997, when Prince Charles used the yacht as a floating base for Britain's handover of the Crown Colony to China.
One of the nicest aspects of a Britannia visit is that you aren't herded through its corridors: You're given a map and an audioguide, and you can enjoy the ship at your own pace.
www.europeforvisitors.com /europe/countries/uk/royal-yacht-britannia.htm   (441 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The former Royal Yacht Britannia is the clubs best known and biggest member yacht.
Britannia is owned and operated by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, a non profit making charity with all proceeds going towards Britannia's long-term maintenance.
Britannia is open to the public allowing you to take a fascinating tour that provides an insight into life on board this great yacht when she was in service.
www.rfyc.org /britannia.HTM   (831 words)

  
 Royal Yacht Britannia - Review - A Royal Five-Star Attraction
HMY Britannia (Y for Yacht, as opposed to Ship) was, until decommissioned in 1997, the floating home of the Queen and her family.
Britannia is permanently moored now at the Port of Leith, ten minutes drive north from the centre of Edinburgh.
In general, I would say that the Royal Yacht Britannia is a superb attraction, though, like any, would be less enjoyable with large crowds in the height of the tourist season.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /sightseeing-national/royal-yacht-britannia/414882   (1052 words)

  
 Reviews on Royal Yacht Britannia Look at tests, reports and read reviews: dooyoo.co.uk
The Royal Yacht Britannia is possible one of the most elegant and well known ships that has sailed the Ocean.
She was launched in 1953 and served the Queen and her Family for 44 years before being decommissioned at the end of 1997.
The Royal Yacht Britannia is 83rd in a long line of royal yachts and was planned during the reign of King George VI but upon his death the design...
www.dooyoo.co.uk /sightseeing-national/royal-yacht-britannia/reviews   (461 words)

  
 Britannia sets sail for Leith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The selection of a Scottish location as the final berth for HMY Britannia was “entirely fitting” the Rt Hon Donald Dewar MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, said today.
The Britannia’s re-location to Leith will provide further evidence of the standard which the comprehensive redevelopment of Leith is now attaining.
The decision to choose the Forth Ports bid to locate the Britannia at Leith was taken today by the Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon George Robertson MP.
www.scotland.gov.uk /news/releas98_1/pr0748.htm   (427 words)

  
 One-Eyed Jacks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
HMY Britannia in San Francisco Bay on March 4, 1983.
Queen Elizabeth II had left the yacht in southern California due to bad weather before arriving in San Francisco by plane on March 2.
When the Britannia arrived two days later, the queen was flying to Sacramento to greet the Legislature and Gov. George Deukmejian.
www.mistersf.com /farewell/fwoneijacks03.htm   (173 words)

  
 X Marks the Scot - A Kilted Community - I'll be in Bonnie Scotland Friday....
HMY "Britannia" is berthed just across from their address (Commercial Street/Dock Street) - that might be worth a visit.
The "HMY Britannia" is a must see, if you are into ships and all.
I was just there in November and I was very, very pleased that I took the time to go for the tour on the Britannia.
www.xmarksthescot.com /forum/showthread.php?t=8482&goto=nextoldest   (494 words)

  
 Britannia - Britannia Arms Almeden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Stylish range cookers, built in cookers, extractor hoods and kitchen cookware brought to you by Britannia Living.
Britannia Villas at the Hyatt on Beach in Grand Cayman Island
The exclusive rental office All units are situated along the Northsound Waterway or the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course.
megaindexes.com /mgid/britannia.htm   (148 words)

  
 HMY Britannia - Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
ABOVE: Britannia is permanently moored at Ocean Terminal in Leith.
Where: Britannia is hidden behind the Ocean Terminal shopping center in Leith, which is 10 minutes by car or a 40-minute walk from Edinburgh's city center.
More than 50 years ago, the BBC reported on the christening of Britannia by the young Queen Elizabeth.
www.europeforvisitors.com /europe/countries/uk/royal-yacht-britannia-2.htm   (307 words)

  
 House of Commons Hansard Debates for 21 Feb 1991
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the daily cost of running HMY Britannia ; and how much is to be charged per day for any commercial usage.
The daily cost of running HMY Britannia in 1990-91 is about £25,400, including an allowance for servicing work undertaken during the year.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on proposals to convert HMY Britannia for hospital use in the Gulf war.
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/cm199091/cmhansrd/1991-02-21/Writtens-5.html   (2925 words)

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