August 1927:  Annie the pig doesn't see the joke being shared by a sailor and a mate at the pig farm run by the navy, at HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth, where they also have their own zoo.
August 1927: Annie the pig doesn't see the joke being shared by a sailor and a mate at the pig farm run by the navy, at HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth, where they also have their own zoo.

22 photos showing the history of Whale Island

HMS Excellent, cadets, dive tank, the zoo and some interesting mascots all feature in our look at the history of Whale Island.

By Deborah Croker
Thursday, 16th July 2020, 5:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th July 2020, 5:22 pm

This area of Portsmouth has quite a varied past and you can see more in our gallery below.

Although you will likely have spotted Whale Island as you drive into Portsmouth via the motorway, how much do you know about its history?

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