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Three Historic Warships

Nowhere can you get a sense of how British maritime innovation, engineering and design broke the mould than on our three historic warships. From the moment you see them and as you walk the decks you will sense the vision, grit and hard work that created them and the courage, determination and endurance of the sailors who sailed them.  A visit to our three Historic Warships will allow you to discover what life was really like onboard a Victorian sloop, a WW2 Destroyer and Cold War submarine.  Be prepared for a truly memorable experience!

 

HMS Cavalier

Built in 1944, HMS Cavalier served in the Arctic, Western Approaches and British Pacific Fleet before finally paying off at Chatham in 1972.

HM Submarine Ocelot

Launched in 1962, HM Submarine Ocelot was the last Royal Navy warship built at Chatham.

HMS Gannet

A sloop of the Victorian Royal 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.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Notice to Visitors

As with the rest of the world, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is closely monitoring the evolving situation around the global pandemic of COVID-19.

It is with sadness that following UK Government guidelines we have closed our visitor attraction to the public until further notice.

This closure extends to Call the Midwife Official Location Tours and The Festival of Steam and Transport (12 – 13 April).

Whilst outside of our control, we apologise for any inconvenience caused during this difficult time and would like to thank all our visitors for their understanding during this challenging period.

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