HMY Victoria and Albert (1899)

HMY Victoria and Albert seen arriving at Portsmouth, England in the 1930's.
(Photo from the collection of CPO Gunlayer Wilfred Reginald Butler, R.N.)
Photo courtesy of David Butler, R.N.



A second photo of HMY Victoria and Albert taken a short time later.



July 16, 1935: HMY Victoria and Albert with HM King George V, HRH Prince of Wales, HRH Duke of York and HRH Duke of Kent embarked during the Silver Jubilee Fleet Review at Spithead.



May 20, 1937: HMY Victoria and Albert with HM King George VI, HM Queen Elizabeth, HRH Princess Elizabeth, HRH Duke of Kent, HRH Duchess of Kent, Lord Louis Mountbatten (ADC to King George VI) and a cadre of admirals embarked during the Coronation Fleet Review at Spithead. Warships seen from right to left are, HMS Nelson, HMS Barham, HMS Rodney and HMS Royal Sovereign.



July 22, 1939: HMY Victoria and Albert seen from Dartmouth Castle at arriving at Dartmouth, Devon, England with HM King George VI, HM Queen Elizabeth HRH Princess Margaret and 13 year old HRH Princess Elizabeth embarked for a two day visit. On this occasion, Princess Elizabeth met, for the first time, Cadet Prince Mountbatten RN, 8 years later they were to marry and he is now, of course, Prince Philip.
(Caption by Captain Richard Cosby, R.N. (ret.), former Commanding Officer HMY Britannia)



July 23, 1939: HMY Victoria and Albert seen at Dartmouth, Devon, England. Dartmouth Castle is seen in the background.
(Photo courtesy of Beverley Davies)



July 23, 1939: Another view of HMY Victoria and Albert at Dartmouth Castle, Devon, England.
(Photo courtesy of Beverley Davies)





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