HMS M33 - Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry
N 50° 48.107 W 001° 06.639
30U E 633134 N 5629484
Quick Description: HMS M33 is an M29-class monitor of the Royal Navy built in 1915, and is located within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (dry dock)
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/22/2021 3:57:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM150BX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member C4A
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Long Description:
"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.


M33 (1915–1924)
HMS Minerva (1925–1939)
Hulk C23 (1939–1945)
RMAS Minerva (1945–)
HMS M33 (1990s)

Ordered 15 March 1915
Builder Workman Clark, Belfast for Harland and Wolff
Yard number 489
Launched 22 May 1915
Completed 26 June 1915
Commissioned 24 June 1915
Status Museum ship, Portsmouth
General characteristics
Class and type M29-class monitor
Displacement 580 tons deep load
Length 177 ft 3 in (54.03 m)
Beam 31 ft (9.4 m)
Draught 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Installed power 4,000 hp (2,980 kW)

Triple-expansion steam engines
Twin screws

Speed 9.6 knots (18 km/h)
Range 1,440 nautical miles (2,670 km) at 8 knots (15 km/h)
Complement 72

2 × BL 6-inch (152 mm) Mk XII guns
1 × QF 6-pounder (57 mm) gun
2 × Maxim guns"

Source: (visit link)
Type of vessel: HMS M33 (monitor)

Hours of use: From: 10:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Admission? Cost?: 27–31 £

Parking Coordinates: N 50° 48.107 W 001° 06.639

Date: 8/7/2015

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