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The training ship Worcester.
|The training ship Worcester.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H6387|
|Description: This is the second training vessel known as 'Worcester', serving from 1877 to 1939. She had originally been the 'Royal Sovereign' when work began on her in 1833, but she was not launched until 1860, after further name changes to 'Royal Frederick' and then 'Frederick William'. By this time, with the launch of the 'Warrior', warship technology had moved on, and the 'Frederick William' was not fit for service in battle, so the Admiralty were happy to loan her when the Board of the Thames Nautical College asked for a replacement for their original training vessel.|
|Date: 20th Century|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|