More rare Royal Navy pictures today which were rescued by my erstwhile colleague Ron Brown.
The 19th century images come from a publication called The Naval and Military Magazine.
Ron was given two roughly-bound volumes of the issues from 1895 and 1896 by his Stubbington neighbour Peter Harvey who was considering throwing them away.
Ron has donated them to delighted staff at Gosport’s Discovery Centre who plan to put them in their naval history section.
Today we concentrate on daily life at HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth, in the latter days of Queen Victoria’s reign.
And to top it all off, there’s an unusual photograph of the 131-gun first-rate ship of the line HMS Duke of Wellington firing a royal salute.