31 May 2015
Back again in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to catch up with the work on HMS M33, the First World War monitor that served at Gallipoli 100 years ago – the last surviving ship. The big-gun shore bombardment specialist is now out from under wraps, and gleaming in the Spring sun with her new coat of dazzle camouflage paint. Plus: ML engineering, the company fixing her up, have installed a shiny new walkway round her, with stairway and lift access. So everyone will be able to take a tour round her, and find themselves back in time with the Royal Navy of the First World War. Next: the fit-out, with an interactive display telling the story of the doomed attempt to knock Turkey out of the war by forcing a passage through the Dardanelles narrows, and seizing the Ottoman Empire capital of Constantinople.
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.
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