Heritage Collection/Museum permanently closed

  The HMS Collingwood Heritage Collection/Museum has closed after nearly 70 years of existence. The Collection and its archive is to be moved off site to a new, as yet, unspecified location. At its future location(s) it will come under the management of the National Museum of the Royal Navy. The collection is being moved so that the space it occupies becomes “… a Centre of Excellence, which will be used by trainees and trainers alike working closely with the training provider (Fisher Training Ltd) …”

  The Web site will be maintained as a tribute to the achievements of our ancestors in the field of Naval Engineering and operating.

  The CHC owes Godfrey Dykes a huge vote of thanks for the time and effort he spent in researching, collating, scanning and uploading the information contained within and I would recommend, when you have several hours to spare, a visit to his website (Godfrey Dykes).

  The destroyer Wireless Office from 1925 is now on loan to the ˜Hear My Story" gallery in the NMRN (Portsmouth) where it can be enjoyed by a wider audience.

   If you find any broken or missing links then please email me Ken Sutton at chcmuseumwebmaster[AT]gmail.com

   If you wish to contact the former Curator re the museum exhibits/library then please email Clive Kidd at cjckidd[AT]waitrose.com