199 is now afloat in Boat House 4 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and can be viewed from the dockside daily. Crew members can offer illustrated talks on 199, her history, her recent refit, “Steam Pinnaces at Gallipoli” and “The Forton Lake Boatyards”. Her activities are regularly reported in the museum’s magazine Scuttlebutt.
199 is crewed and maintained by volunteers from the Friends of the National Museum of the Royal Navy. There are always opportunities for new members to join this group and take a role in supporting this work. Crewing in the machinery spaces or on deck in the uniform of the era, provides a fascinating opportunity to take part in maintaining naval traditions afloat, and practice the skills required to operate these unique vessels. See our current news page for forthcoming events.
If you are interested or can offer any help or support for this worthwhile project please contact Ivan Steele via our Contact Us