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After Restoration HMS Caroline Opening in Belfast's Titanic Quarter in June 2016

2nd December 2015
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HMS Caroline is the sole surviving warship from the largest sea battle of World War I, the Battle of Jutland in 1916. Seen here in September 2015 in Belfast Docks, she was for many years the HQ of the Belfast Branch of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve W M Nixon

#HMScaroline - The Belfast Telegraph writes on the count-down for the opening of HMS Caroline in Belfast's Titanic Quarter.

Following the award of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £11.5m and a further investment by Northern Ireland’s Department for Enterprise Trade and Investment, repairs to halt the deterioration of World War One light cruiser were completed earlier this year making the ship safe for the next stage of restoration.

Now the final leg of restoration and interpretative work can be completed to allow the ship to function as a world-class museum, a cross-community centre and a meetings and conferences venue.

National Museum of the Royal Navy Chief of Staff Captain John Rees OBE has been leading the complex funding and restoration programme in partnership with the Department for Enterprise, Trade and Investment.

To read more and for a list of key dates to held during the 2016 Opening schedule and over the course of the following year, click here.

 

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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