HMS RESOLUTE
HISTORY & NEWS
 

USS RESOLUTE arrived at Spithead on 12 December 1856 flying the American ensign, and the following day was towed out to Cowes, where Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and the children were staying at Osborne House.


TODAY IS THE

156TH

ANNIVERSARY

OF THE ARRIVAL AT SPITHEAD

OF

USS RESOLUTE!


THIS year’s anniversary of the

RESOLUTE’s return to Britain

is a special one: it is

12/12/12!

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This image captures the moment on 16 December, when Queen Victoria is coming onboard to accept the gift of HMS RESOLUTE from Captain Hartstene(the Queen is the shortest figure on the gangway which is closest to the ship’s side)