Memory Lane: Sail back in time to ship’s Hartlepool rebirth

HMS Warrior's figurehead, a worthy addition to the restoration progress, is hoisted into position in 1985.
HMS Warrior's figurehead, a worthy addition to the restoration progress, is hoisted into position in 1985.

It is testament to the vision and determination of the people behind the restoration of HMS Warrior and the dedication and skill of the workforce employed on the project, that together they transformed what was a floating wreck into a ship of renewed splendour.

During its time in Hartlepool, people had the chance to see the once proud ship returned to her former glory.

The Duke of Edinburgh's 1980 visit to Hartlepool to see HMS Warrior.

The Duke of Edinburgh's 1980 visit to Hartlepool to see HMS Warrior.

And they gave her a rousing send-off when she left the town on her way to her new home in Portsmouth in 1987.

What are your memories of HMS Warrior?

Perhaps you worked on the ship. Please get in touch at chris.cordner@jpimedia.co.uk

HMS Warrior leaving Hartlepool for Portsmouth in June 1987.

HMS Warrior leaving Hartlepool for Portsmouth in June 1987.