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Lets hope so. It would be a real tragedy if this piece of our national history were to be destroyed. I wasn't even aware of her existance until reading this thread !!! If only I had won the Euro Millions........

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Theres an interesting hour-long documentary on the BBC iPlayer about the restoration of HMS Caroline in Belfast. The completed restoration is due to be unveiled on 31st May 2016 on the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, a sea battle in which the ship was involved

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07dpwfj/belfasts-forgotten-hero-hms-caroline

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Just watched the documentary mentioned above, what a heartwarming 'good news' story for a change!

 

Until recently I had no idea that a WW1 light cruiser (and genuine Jutland survivor) still existed, and it is even more remarkable that she still has her original Parsons steam turbines in situ.

 

This is definitely going on the "things to visit" list.

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