Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Pictured: HMS Caroline leaves Belfast dock for first time in 32 years

HMS Caroline moved from its moorings in Belfast for the first time in 32 years.

The last remaining vessel from the World War One Battle of Jutland gently eased from its Alexandra Dock home on Friday morning.

The 3,700-ton veteran light cruiser, sailed to Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries’ Belfast Dock for a scheduled hull inspection and repair.

Work is expected to last until Christmas before the ship then returns to its dock.

HMS Caroline serves as a monument to the 10,000 Irishmen who lost their lives at sea between 1914 and 1918.

Following a £15m restoration project, it opened to the public in June as a floating five-star museum and has already attracted more than 16,000 paying visitors.

HMS Caroline on the move. Photographer - Matt Mackey / Press Eye
HMS Caroline on the move. Photographer - Matt Mackey / Press Eye
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. World War One Battle of Jutland veteran light cruiser, the 3,700-ton HMS Caroline being moved from its current location in Alexandra Dock to Harland and Wolff Heavy IndustriesÕ Belfast Dock for a scheduled hull inspection and repair on October 28.
World War One Battle of Jutland veteran light cruiser, the 3,700-ton HMS Caroline being moved from its current location in Alexandra Dock to Harland and Wolff Belfast Dock for a scheduled hull inspection and repair. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. World War One Battle of Jutland veteran light cruiser, the 3,700-ton HMS Caroline being moved from its current location in Alexandra Dock to Harland and Wolff Heavy IndustriesÕ Belfast Dock for a scheduled hull inspection and repair on October 28.
28 October 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. World War One Battle of Jutland veteran light cruiser, the 3,700-ton HMS Caroline being moved from its current location in Alexandra Dock to Harland and Wolff Heavy IndustriesÕ Belfast Dock for a scheduled hull inspection and repair on October 28.
HMS Caroline on the move. Photographer - © Matt Mackey / Press Eye
HMS Caroline on the move. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
World War One Battle of Jutland veteran light cruiser, the 3,700-ton HMS Caroline being moved from its current location in Alexandra Dock to Harland and Wolff Belfast Dock for a scheduled hull inspection and repair. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
World War One Battle of Jutland veteran light cruiser, the 3,700-ton HMS Caroline being moved from its current location in Alexandra Dock to Harland and Wolff Belfast Dock for a scheduled hull inspection and repair. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
World War One Battle of Jutland veteran light cruiser, the 3,700-ton HMS Caroline being moved from its current location in Alexandra Dock to Harland and Wolff Belfast Dock for a scheduled hull inspection and repair. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Online Editors

Read More

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph