Mine and Torpedo Explosion Trials - Portsmouth Harbour c. 1898
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One of West's first filmed sequences for HMS Vernon probably from the late 1890's. It depicts tests of Spar Torpedoes and mines in Fraser Lake in Portsmouth Harbour. Note the very visible chalk pit on Portsdown Hill in background

On the first frame, the embossed imprint 'West & Son' can be seen clearly

See: http://www.ournavy.org.uk for parent website
From:David Clover
Category:Our Navy
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