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HMS Worcester moored by playing fields.

HMS Worcester moored by playing fields.
HMS Worcester moored by playing fields.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H6384
Description: One of the limitations of the training ship was the lack of space available to the boys for exercise. To solve this problem, the college acquired land at Ingress Abbey, Greenhithe, enabling them to establish a permanent shore base, with sports fields and a swimming pool. This picture shows the 'Worcester' moored in the background, whilst the boys play rugby. As well as the boat races, there were sports days and regular fixtures, with the most anticipated being the annual “rugger” match against Pangbourne Naval College.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 20th century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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