HM Naval Base
HAMPSHIRE - Portsmouth, England, PO1 3NH
Phone: 023 9272 7562
Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth (HMS Nelson) is one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the British Royal Navy. Portsmouth naval base iis located on the eastern shore of Portsmouth Harbour north of the Solent and Isle of Wight.
The base is home to the oldest surviving dry dock in the world, as well as being the base port for two thirds of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. .
The base is the oldest in the Royal Navy, has been a vital part of its history and the defence of the British Isles for centuries and was at its height the largest industrial site in the world. The Naval Base is also home to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which allows members of the public to visit important maritime attractions such as the Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior.
HMS Victory remains a commissioned ship of the Royal Navy and the Flag Ship of the Second Sea Lord & Commander in Chief Naval Home Command.
The Historic Dockyard opens at 1000 everyday throughout the year, except when closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Machine 3 is a 5 die machine located on the HMS Victory in the gift shop. Designs are:
1- Victory logo
2- Victory ship
3- Lord Nelson
4- Wording 'Here Nelson Fell 1805'
Retired 2 Designs were:
1) HMS Victory [Battle of Trafalgar 1805, HMS Victory], 2) Bust of Nelson [Horatio Nelson, 1758-1805 in text], 3) Battleship [National Museum of the Royal Navy}, 4) Royal Navy sailor...[Royal Navy Sailor]
JUNE - 2017 There has been a 5 die Machine 3 installed on the HMS Victory located in the gift shop.
Details updated by Andy T, www.scottishpennies.com
10/27/17: Retired 2 is now located in the Jutland Exhibition at the historic dockyard Hampshire - Portsmouth. WK