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  The Monarchy Today > Ceremony and symbol > Transport > Royal Yacht BRITANNIA
The yacht 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 ten-metre long motor boats 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 /output/Page5026.asp   (809 words)

 Royal Yacht Britannia Edinburgh
The Royal Yacht Britannia is one of the world's most famous ships serving the Royal Family for forty-four years.
During that time Britannia carried its passengers on 968 official voyages, from the remotest regions of the South Seas to the deepest divides of Antarctica.
Britannia is now permanently moored in Edinburgh's historic port of Leith and you can combine a stay at the Bonham with an exclusive visit to the City's most Royal attraction.
www.thebonham.com /citybreaks/yacht_brittania.html   (188 words)

  Edinburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Bank of Scotland, which is the fifth largest in the world by market capitalisation, opened their new global headquarters at Gogarburn in the west of the city in October 2005.
The University of Edinburgh was founded by Royal Charter in 1583, and is the fourth oldest university in Scotland, after St Andrews, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh were also established by Royal Charter, in 1506 and 1681 respectively.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh   (5710 words)

 Royal Yachy Britannia - Barony House
The Royal Yacht Britannia is now a 5 star visitor attraction and is one of the world's most famous ships.
It has served the Royal family for 44 years and carried the Queen and various members of the Royal family on 968 official voyages.
At the beginning of January 1997 Britannia set sail from Portsmouth to Hong Kong on her last and longest voyage, she was then decommissioned at Portsmouth Naval base in the presence of the Queen.
www.baronyhouse.co.uk /attractions-royal-yacht-britannia.php   (215 words)

 Britannia royal yacht sailboat
Royal yacht Britannia was built for the Queen Victoria's son Edward, Prince of Wales, successor to the throne.
Britannia was one of the most famous racing yachts in the history.
In 1897, Britannia beat the yacht Meteor of the Chancellor of Germany and won the Challenger Cup.
www.modelshipmaster.com /products/sail_boats/Britannia.htm   (212 words)

 Overview of Royal Yacht Britannia, The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Built on the Clyde in 1953, the Britannia sailed more than one million miles (1.6 million km) around the globe before she was decommissioned in Portsmouth (England) in 1997.
Four royal couples honeymooned on the yacht (Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong Jones, Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips and the Duke and Duchess of York).
Although regarded as a great honour to serve on the royal yacht, life was not easy, with an enormous amount of cleaning and polishing, together with a range of rules to preserve the peace of the royal party and their guests.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /scotgaz/features/featurefirst1014.html   (336 words)

 Royal Yacht Orders
Royal Yacht Orders detailed the protocol and operational instructions for Britannia’s Officers and Yachtsmen.
“Britannia is special for a number of reasons.
The only comparable structures in the present reign is Britannia.
www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk /history/orders   (96 words)

 Caring for Britannia
Caring for The Royal Yacht Britannia is a 7 days a week 363 days a year operation, and as such requires a dedicated team to oversee its maintenance.
As a non-profit making enterprise all of the proceeds from visits, events and donations are channelled back into the upkeep of this historic ship.
Britannia's deep blue colour was chosen by The Queen rather than traditional fl.
www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk /caring-for-britannia   (128 words)

 Welcome to the official website for The Royal Yacht Britannia
But, above all, she was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.
Now you are welcome on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences.
Host an event on board The Royal Yacht Britannia, one of the world's most unique venues for corporate hospitality.
www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk   (238 words)

 Apartments in Royal Yacht Britannia - your accommodation and Bed & Breakfast (B&B's) places
Apartments in Royal Yacht Britannia - your accommodation and Bed and Breakfast (BandB's) places
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www.bestloved.com /accommodation/apartments-in-royal-yacht-britannia.php   (303 words)

 The Overthrow Of The American Republic, Part 76
The top British royals are major owners of Tribune Company, parent firm of a presslord empire that includes the Chicago Tribune.
The consul general's office is frequently called upon to help coordinate VIP visits, such as Prime Minister Tony Blair's trip in 1999, when he addressed the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, or even last month's visit by the English national soccer team for a Soldier Field match.
The royal family causes ripples for the Chicago office, whether it's talking to callers -- both British and American -- irate over the latest tabloid report or lining up a golf match for Prince Andrew, which it did several years ago when he was here for a promotion.
www.rense.com /general66/over76.htm   (3645 words)

 HMS Conway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Royal Yacht Britannia, having only recently been laid down, the Queen inspected the fleet from the Admiralty despatch vessel Surprise.
During WW II he was given command of a hired yacht (Llanthonthy) and sent to the beaches of Dunkirk to rescue allied troops.
He became the first Canadian naval officer to be decorated in WW II and was awarded the DSC "for good services in the withdrawal of Allied Armies from the beaches of Dunkirk".
www.hmsconway.org /bibliography.html   (5329 words)

 History Section Home Page
The Royal Yacht Britannia and Capt Albert E. Turner
The history of the Volante, a smack yacht, built in Wivenhoe in 1870, and now in need of a new owner and restoration.
Jean died in an accident at the Royal Ordnance factory during the war and her name is inscribed on Wivenhoe' War Memorial.
www.wivenhoe.gov.uk /History/history_home.htm   (1140 words)

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