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Life on a battlecruiser

Life on a battlecruiser

Thursday, 16 May 2013

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. 

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Steering a battleship

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