Look back to the International Fleet Review of 2005 off Portsmouth | Nostalgia

On Tuesday June 28, 2005, 167 vessels assembled at Spithead for an International Fleet Review which was part of the Trafalgar 200 celebrations commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

By Deborah Croker
Saturday, 7th May 2022, 11:40 am

As well as warships from navies around the world, the vessels included tall ships, lifeboats and cruise liners.

Tall ship The Grand Turk French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle during the fleet review Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA

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Vessels assembled off Spithead at Portsmouth during the Review of the Fleet, June 28, 2005. Picture: Chris Young/PA.
The crew of Indian ship the INS Mumbai salute as HMS Endurance, carrying the Queen, passes during the International Fleet Review at Spithead, off Portsmouth, Tuesday, June 28, 2005. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA
The Queen is greeted as she boards HMS Endurance with Admiral Sir Alan West (left) on her way to review the fleet. Picture: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA.
A tall ship is dressed with her crew in the yardarms during the International Fleet Review. Picture: John Stillwell/PA.