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HMY Britannia

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Britannia at pierhead on the River Mersey, Liverpool. She is dressed overall.
History
United Kingdom
Name: HMY Britannia
Ainer: The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust[1]
Ordered: 5 February 1952
Bigger: John Brown & Company
Yard nummer: 691
Laid doun: 16 June 1952
Launched: 16 April 1953
Commissioned: 11 January 1954
Decommissioned: 11 December 1997
Identification: IMO nummer: 8635306
Status: Museum ship open to the public
General chairacteristics
Tonnage: 5,769 GT
Lenth: 412 ft (126 m)
Beam: 55 ft (17 m)
Hicht: 123 ft (37 m) to top of mainmast
Draucht: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Propulsion: Steam, 12,000 hp (8,900 kW)
Speed: 21.5 knot (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph)
Range: 2,400 nautical mile (4,400 km)
Capacity: 250 guests
Truips: 1 platoon of Royal Marines
Crew:
  • 21 officers
  • 250 Royal Yachtsmen

Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia, kent as the Royal Yacht Britannia an aw, is the auld ryal yatt o Queen Elizabeth II, in service frae 1954 til 1997. It wis the 83rd sic veshel sin Charles II accedit tae the throne in 1660, an is the seicont ryal yatt tae hae the name, the first bein the racin cutter biggit fur the Prince o Wales in 1893. Ootthrou her 43-year career, the yatt traivelt mair nor a million mile aroond the globe. The day, Britannia is retiret frae ryal service an is nou appen tae veesitors an is permanent bertht at Ocean Terminal, Leith, in Edinburgh, Scotland, an is veesitit bi ower 300,000 touerists ilk year.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The Royal Yacht Britannia – The Trust". Retrieved 7 Mairch 2014.
  2. http://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk

Coordinates: 55°58′56″N 3°10′38″W / 55.9821331°N 3.1773017°W / 55.9821331; -3.1773017