In the days of sail, riggers had the best view of our great harbour’s heritage
By Debz Croker
Wednesday, 4th August 2021, 7:15 pm
April 20, 1934: Riggers at work on Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory in Portsmouth dockyard. She was re-rigged every five years and would be ready in time for Navy Week when thousands of visitors would look around her. Picture: Getty.
Today we take a look at some of the marvellous, and odd, vessels which have graced Portsmouth Harbour down the decades and indeed, the centuries.