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HMS Caroline, Belfast

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HMS Caroline is a decommissioned C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy that saw combat service in the First World War and served as an administrative centre in the Second World War. Caroline was launched and commissioned in 1914. At the time of her decommissioning in 2011 she was the second-oldest ship in Royal Navy service, after HMS Victory. She served as a static headquarters and training ship for the Royal Naval Reserve, based in Alexandra Dock, Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the later stages of her career. She was converted into a museum ship. From October 2016 she underwent inspection and repairs to her hull at Harland and Wolff and opened to the public on 1 July 2017 at Alexandra Dock in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast.
Caroline was the last remaining British First World War light cruiser in service, and she is the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland still afloat. She is also one of only three surviving Royal Navy warships of the First World War, along with the 1915 monitor HMS M33 (in Portsmouth dockyard), and the Flower-class sloop HMS President, (formerly HMS Saxifrage) usually moored on the Thames at Blackfriars but as from February 2016, in Number 3 Basin, Chatham.

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  • There is easy access to walk around the ship on dry land as there is no restriction on the site. A bit of a walk from the Titanic Centre but worth it for those that are interested. 
    There is easy access to walk around the ship on dry land as there is no restriction on the site. A bit of a walk from the Titanic Centre but worth it for those that are interested.  more »
  • Well worth a visit. I had been to HMS Caroline many years ago and visited again after the restoration - a first class job. 
    Well worth a visit. I had been to HMS Caroline many years ago and visited again after the restoration - a first class job.  more »
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  • My friend fell in love with the narrator man. Really cheap, and a great experience for all ages. Tickets are valid for a year after purchase as well. Highly recommended.
  • This review is for Billy from the maintenance / renovation team, who was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you Billy! Ps great to see the Ukrainian flag flying from the ship too.

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