HM Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert

Royal Yacht

The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1955

The third Victoria and Albert, launched 1899 and commissioned 1901, was the last royal yacht built before Britannia. The Victoria and Albert undertook some 60 voyages before 1914, but after the Great War battleships or cruise liners were increasingly used for royal visits overseas, with the Victoria and Albert confined to duty in home waters. Already very elderly, she went into reserve upon the outbreak of war in 1939, having last been employed on a cruise to the west country early in that year. After serving some years as an accommodation hulk for the naval shore establishment HMS Excellent, the Victoria and Albert was finally broken up 1955.

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Not postally used, but notes on the reverse detail "Visited 22nd August 1933 Portsmouth".


Not postally used.


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