London Day 5: National Maritime Museum


It was almost dark when we completed our tour at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

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We had less than half an hour to visit the National Maritime Museum before it’s closing time.

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The above is Miss Britain III. It was the first single-engine powerboat to exceed 100 mph on open water and for several years remained the fastest in the world.

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The above 24-carat gold leaf gilded barge was designed and built by John Hall. It was built for Prince Frederick, King George II’s eldest son in 1732 andwas used for royal occasions on the Thames until 1846.

It is one of the museums largest objects with total length of 63 ft. . The carved work was executed by James Richards.

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The Figurehead for HMS Ajax and HMS Bulldog.

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More collection of figureheads.

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Ben specifically wanted me to see the uniform that Lord Horatio Nelson wore when he was fatally shot at the Battle of Trafalgar in October 1805. A closer examination will review the bullet hole and the bloodstains.

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Photo with the replica of Nelson’s ship in a bottle outside the National Maritime Museum.

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Cutty Sark near the Greenwich Pier.

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