Warship unveils sick berth

HMS Warrior 1860, the world’s first iron-hulled, armoured warship powered by steam as well as sail, has completed a three year, £60,000 refurbishment of its sick berth.

A detailed plan of the ship, drawn by 14-year-old midshipman Murray, showing the ship down to the smallest detail has been crucial to the restoration and bringing the ship back to life for visitors to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Having spent so much time and money in training the crew during the 19th century, the Royal Navy wanted to ensure good health at sea and in keeping with such a technologically advanced ship, HMS Warrior’s sick berth was second-to-none, with facilities to dispense medicine and to operate that would rival that of a hospital on land.
Fifteen or more people are eligible for group rates to the Dockyard, which includes HMS Warrior 1860.

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