TQ3180 : HMS President

taken 31 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

HMS President
HMS President
HMS President is an Anchusa class corvette of the Royal Navy, completed in 1918. She was originally named HMS Saxifrage and has been permanently moored at Victoria Embankment for over 80 years.

Commissioned as a 'Q' Ship she was originally part of the flower class built in World War 1. She was built in Renfrew, part of a small class of convoy protection ships built to look like merchant ships for use as Q-ships in World War I. Disguised as a merchant ship, she was designed to attract German U boats that she would then try and destroy with hidden weapons. HMS President is listed on the National Register of Historic Vessels and is now used as a conference venue.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 July, 1986   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 January, 2008
Category
Historical ship   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 313 808 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.6522N 0:6.5257W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 313 808
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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