- An authoritative guide to Portsmouth’s unique Victorian warship, superbly illustrated with colour photographs and rare archive pictures
HMS Warrior was the world’s first ocean-going, iron-hulled, armoured warship – the largest, fastest and most powerful of its time. Overnight it rendered all other warships obsolete. Forgotten for a century, it is now Britain’s last surviving battleship, gloriously restored and moored proudly by the entrance to Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. Stepping on board this sleek, black battleship, restored to her 1860s condition, you enter another world – the world of the Victorian sailor.
This full-colour guidebook provides an essential accompaniment to a leisurely exploration of the battleship’s four vast decks, and an ideal souvenir. With superb photographs and a wealth of archive illustrations, it explains the ship’s many fascinating features as well as charting Warrior’s remarkable history.