A History of Steam Pinnace 199



Martin Marks OBE presents a talk giving a general background on the development of steam pinnaces and picket boats. Martin will focus on 199 in particular from her launch in 1911 up to present day. In 1984, she was recommissioned and used for VIP transport and exhibited in the Mast Pond of the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth. The vessel remained in the Mast Pond until 1998 when it was transferred to the Maritime Workshop in Gosport in need of a complete refit. Steam Pinnace 199 is now afloat in Boathouse 4 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and can be viewed from the internal dockside. 199 is crewed and maintained by volunteers from the Friends of the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Join Martin for this free talk, heavily illustrated with photos and diagrams, and a chance to have a detailed look at 199. 

 

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Float Yer Boat - Family Workshops

Come and join us for our family friendly mini boat build workshops!  Build a boat in a day (10am - 4pm) to take out onto water and sail. Our experienced team will guide your family group through every stage of the build and provide you with all the tools and materials necessary. 

Workshop costs £30 per boat made - booking is essential, please phone Caroline on 02392 816741 or email caroline@boathouse4.org

2017 Dates will be advertised soon - watch this space!

 

 

 

Providers

International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) Portsmouth

IBTC - building better boatbuilders, conserving vessels, re-skilling and career changing, all within the amazing Boathouse 4.

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Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust

Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust is responsible for the conservation and re-use of the buildings in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. In addition to Boathouse 4, PNBPT also owns and operates three attractions within the Historic Dockyard; Action Stations, Dockyard Apprentice, and Harbour Tours.

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Solent Marine Academy

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Ampersand - Midships Cookhouse

Mezzanine level venue with fabulous views of Portsmouth Harbour.

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International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) Portsmouth

Our main course is the City & Guilds 2463 Level 3 Practical Boatbuilding diploma run over 47 weeks and has 4 intakes per year.  Find out about our course start dates and our shorter courses which will run at regular intervals throughout the year.


Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust

Ever wanted to ‘have a go’ on some traditional boatbuilding tools or take part in a wooden boat build? Find out about our activities, events, tours, talks and workshops both in and out of water.

Solent Marine Academy

Solent Marine Academy runs regular free Taster Days. Watch this space for more details

Ampersand - Midships Cookhouse

Midships, the contemporary cookhouse in Boathouse 4, offers a unique maritime setting for corporate and private events, marrying original features with a fresh modern feel celebrating Portsmouth Naval Heritage.
 
 
Boathouse 4
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Victory Gate
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
PO1 3LJ

IBTC & General Enquiries

E: info@boathouse4.org

Exhibition & Mast Climbing Experience

T: 077 8750 3455     E: kerryjarvie@pnbpt.com

Restaurant and Venue Hire

T: 07544 399 919     E: Midships@ampersandcatering.co.uk

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