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Updates from Maritime Film UK’s Rob White, TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN

M33 rising

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.

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About Rob

Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years of experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four-time 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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