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HMS M.33

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Open Today: 11:30am – 3:30pm

From Gallipoli to Russia, Monitor-class to minelayer, discover the unbelievable story of one of the last surviving British First World War ships still in existence.  

Originally built in 1915 under the express orders of Winston Churchill, at that point First Lord of the Admiralty, HMS M.33 is the sole British survivor of the Dardanelles Campaign (1915-1916). Painstakingly restored after a jaw-dropping 70 years in active service, M.33 lives on as testament to Gallipoli and of perseverance against all odds.  

Bow view of HMS M.33 in dry dock at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Family about to enter M.33 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Family watching immersive display from inside M.33 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

A LIFE OF SERVICE

HMS M.33 was purpose built for fighting during World War One and immediately sent to Gallipoli on launch. After 4 years of active combat M.33 was converted into variety of different support vessels over the decades.  

As part of her new life as a museum the interior of M.33 hosts an immersive film show and exhibition dedicated to the Gallipoli campaign, with her cabins recreated as they were when she served, and available for you to explore. With experienced guides onboard uncover the hidden lives of the men who fought on the little known ‘Eastern Front’. 

THE LUCKY SHIP

Over the years HMS M.33 gained the reputation of being a ‘lucky ship’. Despite the huge casualties of the Dardanelle campaign, she was never hit by enemy fire, an incredibly rare achievement.  

Her luck has endured over the years, surviving when nearly all other ships of this era have been lost or destroyed. She is now one of three British ships left from First World War, and hopefully will remain lucky into the future. 

HMS VICTORY

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