Veteran war cruisers were turned into training ships

HMS Fisgard was the collective name for a series of old vessels moored in Portsmouth Harbour
HMS Fisgard was the collective name for a series of old vessels moored in Portsmouth Harbour
THEN: Full of life and shops galore  the eastern end of Highland Road in Edwardian days with Kassassin Street on the right.  Picture: Barry Cox Collection

NOSTALGIA: Snapshot of life in Edwardian Portsmouth

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HMS Fisgard was the collective name for a cluster of old vessels moored in the northern reaches of Portsmouth Harbour and used for the training of artificer apprentices.

The vessel on the right is the Boer War veteran cruiser HMS Terrible.

The training school was finally broken up in 1932 and the vessels were scrapped or moved to new locations.