However, it was the vessel's impromptu showing at the Navy Review for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee at Spithead
, in 26 June 1897, that proved to the world just how much of an improvement turbine engines were in relation to previous feats of marine engineering.
It is true that, in 1797, ships crews mutinied at two Royal Navy anchorages, in Spithead
Just 10 years after Charles Parsons' yacht Turbinia steamed at 35 knots between the lines of the British fleet at the Spithead
review celebrating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, Cunard's RMS Mauretania was completed in 1907 (five years before the Titanic) by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson on the Tyne with Parsons' steam turbines.
1782: The 100-gun battleship HMS Royal George sank off Spithead
with the loss of more than 900 lives.
Lord West of Spithead
, a former head of the Navy and a security minister, added to the calls, accusing the Prime Minister of playing politics
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said that Morocco's favorable strategic position makes it a unique and remarkable country, hailing measures taken by the country to fight extremism and radicalism.
Home Office minister Lord West of Spithead
admitted that there had been "delays in the visa operation in Pakistan, particularly in issuing visas, resulting from successful appeal decisions and some applicants have been inconvenienced as a result".
It was the week of the Cowes Regatta, the climax of British smart society's summer season, and Spithead
was crowded with launches and pleasure steamers full of spectators.
Email is a "horrifyingly" insecure form of communication and it might be safer to send a postcard, Security Minister Lord West of Spithead
The Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Ken Macdonald is among a number of senior figures - including Security Minister Lord West of Spithead
and ex-Attorney General Lord Goldsmith - to have voiced misgivings about the plan.
Portsmouth Harbour, the Isle of Wight and Spithead
are in the running as the world's first cultural seascape, under a new bid for World Heritage Site status themed on the Defence of the Realm.
of New York, provides the first full-length modern biography of Admiral Lord Howe, who fought in Britain's eighteenth century naval wars, from the War of Austrian Succession to the Great Mutiny at Spithead
in the French Revolutionary War.