WEAPONS OF WAR: M29-class Monitor

To deal with the challenges of landing and supporting troops ashore, the Royal Navy revived and repurposed an older type of warship, acquiring and building several during the Great War. Rob Langham profiles one of those classes – the M29 monitors.

THE OLD AND THE NEW: ONE OF THE ROYAL NAVY’S OLDEST SURVIVING VESSELS WITH A TYPE 45 DESTROYER, ONE OF THE NEWEST AND MOST SOPHISTICATED WARSHIPS, IN THE BACKGROUND.
(NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE US NAVY)

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to significant survivors from the Royal Navy’s history – HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose, the most powerful vessels in the Royal Navy of their time. The adjacent Royal Navy facility now houses the new aircraft carriers Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales, the huge vessels dominating the background of the historic dockyard when in port.

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