HMS M33 is an M29-class monitor of the Royal Navy built in 1915. She saw active service in the Mediterranean during the First World War and in Russia during the Allied Intervention in 1919. She was used subsequently as a mine-laying training ship, fuelling hulk, boom defence workshop and floating office, being renamed HMS Minerva and Hulk C23 during her long life. She passed to Hampshire County Council in the 1980s and was then handed over to the National Museum of the Royal Navy in 2014. A programme of conservation was undertaken to enable her to be opened to the public. HMS M33 is located within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and opened to visitors on 7 August 2015 following a service of dedication. She is one of only three surviving Royal Navy warships of the First World War and the only surviving ship from the Gallipoli Campaign.
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roland j. ruttledge | Dec 3, 2017
Terrific experience. Great little ship. Full of history. A real survivor.
Andy McLeish | Aug 15, 2017
Very interesting ship to visit. Amazed at the thickness of the hull and how it could have actually survived all the action it saw in WW1. We always think of big warships when thinking of naval battles but little ships like this played their part. My youngest was excited to here about the ships cat and built in cat flap so picture below.
Chris Johnson | May 1, 2017
A very interesting ship to visit, one of the few surviving ships from ww1. If your interested in naval history then it's well worth a visit.
Mr Collis | Aug 4, 2017
WW1 excellent history
Samuel Harrison | Nov 20, 2016
Brilliant. Been aboard twice.
Gordon Knowles | Mar 14, 2018
Having visited this dockyard in August and September 2017, it brought back many memories for me having sailed out from there in 1963 on H.M.S. Venus to the Azores. I was then a Cook in the Royal Navy serving at H.M.S Ganges in Suffolk. It was a cold winter day then and I was over the side of the ship scrubbing it clean before we sailed. Arriving at the entrance it was a bit disconcerting to see the queues of people waiting to get in. The queue took 40 minutes to allow where I was to arrive at the ticket gate. A bag search told me I was to leave my Monopod with them for safe keeping at the ticket office. This also applies to Tripods for camera equipment so remember this. Another ship I went to visit was HMS M.33 which is the only sole remaining British veteran of the bloody Dardanelles Campaign of 1915-1916, and also the Russian Civil War which followed. The ship is one of just three British warships from World War I still in existence. HMS M.33 was built in 1915 on the orders of the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill. She was a floating gun platform designed to bombard coastal positions from the sea. Her first active operation was the support of the British landings at Suvla during the Battle of Gallipoli in August 1915. She remained stationed at Gallipoli until the evacuation in January 1916. She served in the Mediterranean for the remainder of the War and was involved in the seizure of the Greek fleet at Salamis Bay in 1916. In the dockyard you will find many other attractions and museums along with various shops catering for items of interest connected to this historic site.
Clifford Jardine | May 23, 2018
Lovely little ship giving an insight into life during ww1. Well worth a visit
Elaine Uzoamaka | Jun 19, 2018
Fascinating first world war ship. Sole surviving vessel from the Gallipoli campaign out in the Dardenelles. Restored beautifully.
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