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HMS Gannet

A sloop of the Victorian Royal Navy, HMS GANNET was built on the River Medway at Sheerness in 1878.

HMS GANNET (1878)

a sloop of the victorian navy

HMS GANNET was built on the River Medway at Sheerness in 1878. Designed to patrol the world’s oceans, she ‘flew the flag’ protecting British interests around the world. She saw service in the South Pacific, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

Powered by both sail and steam, with a hull constructed from stout teak planking on a strong iron frame, this highly significant vessel forms part of the United Kingdom’s core national collection of historic ships.

You are free to explore HMS GANNET in your own time during a visit to the Historic Dockyard.

Accessibility

We have worked with AccessAble to create individual access guides to our galleries and spaces. These guides give you the detailed information you need to work out if a space is going to be accessible to you.

HMS GANNET Access Guide

Parking, Entrance, Ticket Office & Shop Guide

Changing Places & Accessible Toilets Guide

Getting Around Guide

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