Photograph, of longboat from training ship H.M.S. Caledonia

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Photograph, of longboat from training ship H.M.S. Caledonia

This photograph shows a longboat from the training ship H.M.S. Caledonia, with the ship and the Forth rail bridge in the background. The picture dates from around 1902.

Royal Navy - One of a collection of photographs and archival material associated with Paymaster-in-Chief Andrew Hume - a photograph of a longboat from H.M.S. Caledonia in the Firth of Forth, c. 1902

In the late 19th century, preliminary naval training was given to boys under 16 in ships no longer required for service by the Royal Navy. Industrial School Ships such as HMS Cumberland also trained orphans and boys from poor families to be sailors.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-403-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  M.1993.857.3
Date: Around 1902
c. 1902
What: Photograph / longboat / ship / bridge
Subject: Photographs
Who: H.M.S. Caledonia
Paymaster-in-Chief Andrew Hume, 1852 - 1922
Royal Navy (British sea forces)
Where: Scotland, Firth of Forth, Forth Bridge
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