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 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph)
Range: 2,400 nautical miles (4,400 km)
Capacity: 250 guests
Truips: 1 platoon of Royal Marines
Crew:
  • 21 officers
  • 250 Royal Yachtsmen

Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia, an aa kent as the Royal Yacht Britannia, is the umwhile ryal yacht o the Breetish monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in service frae 1954 till 1997. She wis the 83rd such veshel since Keeng Charles II acceded tae the throne in 1660, an is the seicont ryal yacht tae beir the name, the first bein the racing cutter biggit for the Prince o Wales in 1893. During her 43-year career, the yacht traivelled mair than a million nautical miles aroond the globe. The day, Britannia is retired frae ryal service an is nou open tae veesitors an is permanently berthed at Ocean Terminal, Leith, in Edinburgh, Scotland, an is veesitit bi ower 300,000 tourists ilk year.[2]

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