HMS Pembroke Accommodation Ship

HMS Pembroke was built in 1812 but one decommissioned become the base ship in 1873. This hulk was one of three, the other two were  Royal Adelaide and Forte , na dthey were moored in the newly built basins at St Mary’s Island, having previously been moored in the River Medway to house the reserve fleet awaiting to be appointed to ships.

it would have provide VERY basic accommodation !

The image is copyright of the Couchman Collection and Medway Archives

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