Revival of the Warrior

LOOKING BACK: Members of staff who worked on The Warrior. (IRN
LOOKING BACK: Members of staff who worked on The Warrior. (IRN

AUGUST is a significant month in the history of HMS Warrior.

Not only was it the month the vessel was first laid down, in 1859, but 120 years later, in August 1979, a bedraggled Warrior began her journey to Hartlepool for restoration.

The restoration took eight years and on completion HMS Warrior was towed to Portsmouth, opening as a museum 26 years ago this week, on July 27, 1987.

We hope these photos of the restoration from our archives bring back some memories.

Contact Andrew Levett by emailing andrew.levett@northeast-press.co.uk or write to him at Hartlepool Mail, New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS24 8BX.