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Royal Marines Museum


Royal Marines dress coat, England, 1782, brass, linen, metal thread, wool. Worn by Major General Arthur Tooker Collins (1718-93). Constructed of red wool with cuffs & lapels faced with blue. The buttonholes are of embroidered metal thread & the cast brass buttons are stamped with a laurel wreath enclosing a crossed sword & baton. The skirts could be turned back, so the white lining of the coat created a contrast against the red wool of the skirts, and secured by means of hook and eye…


The Amazing Sunken Cities Of The Ancient World

Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, Egypt Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio, began excavating the ancient city in 1998. Historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact. Amongst the discoveries were the foundations of the palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns, and statues of…


James Northcote RA. - Lt George Dyer of the Marines, 1780. Dyer was commissioned into the Marines at the age of 18 in 1776 and finally retired as Second Colonel Commandant in 1816. A highlight of his career was the Battle of the Glorious First of June in 1794, in which he fought as Captain of Marines on board HMS Orion. However he began to suffer from severe sea sickness & after 1800 he was allowed to spend the remainder of his career ashore, much of it in recruiting. Royal Marines…


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: All Attraction Ticket Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to 10 fantastic heritage maritime attractions, including the Mary Rose Museum and world famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior (1860). Alongside the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Royal Marines Museum and Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out for all the family. With 800 years of history and encompassi...