In 1913 the battlecruiser HMS New Zealand took a world cruise through the then-British Empire. On board was a very special passenger, the British Bulldog Pelorus Jack, the ship’s mascot. What was life on board HMS New Zealand like? How does this compare to life on board a battleship today?
Staff from the Museum were recently on board HMNZS Otago where they made several short movies about life on a battleship now, and 100 years ago. Through these films you will get to know a little about a modern battleship, and how that might compare to life on board HMS New Zealand 100 years ago.
Know your ship with Jo
Know your knots with Jo
Steering a battleship
Know your food rations
Post by: Auckland Museum
Auckland War Memorial Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its people, and their place in the Pacific.
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