09 June 2016
A modest enough name, eh? But these guys ‘n gals really are leaders of the pack when it comes to taking care of historic ships. First they sorted out HMS Alliance, a classic Royal Navy submarine from the pre-nuclear era at the submarine museum in Gosport. Then ML got a bit more room to work when they helped make the big-gun monitor HMS M33 anew, in time for the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign – in which she served. Now they’re hard at work with HMS Victory, delivering and helping to test the new props that will support her so much more effectively. And in their spare time..? Well, the ironclad battleship HMS Warrior, also moored in Portsmouth, needs some TLC, especially on her wooden bulwarks. Go on board her – it’s so worth it – and you’ll find ML there too. Sorted!
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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