Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2016’

  • 20 December

    20 December

    Today in Gosport’s Past:- on 20 December 1862, the construction work at Fort Brockhurst was finished. Work had started on the building of the fort on 31 March 1858, taking almost 4 years and 9 months to complete. Forts Grange, Rowner and Brockhurst were built …

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    Goodbye to HMS Illustrious

    A sad farewell to HMS Illustrious, click the links to see her ‘launch’ and her ‘final journey’.                     A short History of HMS Illustrious HMS Illustrious was the second of three Invincible-class ships constructed in the …

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    2 December

    Today in Gosport’s Past:- on 2 December 1949, HMS “Implacable”, the Royal Navy’s oldest ship still afloat, was taken to a position approximately 5 miles off Ventnor, and sunk by explosive charges. HMS “Implacable” was originally the French ‘Temeraire’ class ship “Duguay-Trouin”, launched in 1800, …

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