French prizes brought into Portsmouth Harbour after Lord Richard Howe’s victory in the naval Battle of Ushant, or the Glorious First of June, during the French Revolutionary Wars, June 1794. Illustration by Rawlandson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
French prizes brought into Portsmouth Harbour after Lord Richard Howe’s victory in the naval Battle of Ushant, or the Glorious First of June, during the French Revolutionary Wars, June 1794. Illustration by Rawlandson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

25 amazing old Royal Navy scenes at Portsmouth Harbour

We thought we’d give you an insight into Portsmouth Harbour from the past. You probably won’t have seen the majority of these images before.

By Deborah Croker
Thursday, 1st October 2020, 6:09 pm

Some of the photos in the galley date back as far as 1770 and span 200 years of Portsmouth’s history.

They give a real idea of what life was like on the waters for the Royal Navy in our harbour years ago and includes many navy vessels that of course are long gone now.

There’s a wealth of historic information that is a delight to absorb.

Join our new Portsmouth Retro Facebook group to find more fascinating photos and memories from Portsmouth’s past.

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There’s a wealth of historic information that is a delight to absorb.

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