1953 Spithead Review

Coronation Spithead Review 1953 - Page 2

In August 2002, Mr. David Killelay very kindly sent me the following photographs. As with the previous page I'm very proud to show these photographs of the 1953 Spithead Review of the Fleet.

Royal Yacht Surprise passing through the fleet

Royal Yacht Surprise passing through the fleet

Royal Yacht Surprise passing through the fleet

Royal Yacht Surprise passing through the fleet

HMS Vanguard

HMS Vanguard

HMS Implacable

HMS Implacable

HMS Eagle

HMS Eagle

An American warship

An American Warship

HRH Princess Margaret, West Indies, 1954

HRH Princess Margaret, West Indies, 1954

There are more images of the 1953 Spithead Review on the HMS Vanguard site.

Other Royal Reviews

All were held at Spithead unless otherwise indicated.

June 1346 - King Edward III - Before sailing for war with France
1415 - King Henry V - Before sailing for war with France
May 1662 - King Charles II
February 1693 - King William III & Queen Mary II - After "La Hogue" and "Barfleur"
March 1700 - King William III - Visit of Peter the Great, Czar of Muscovy
23rd to 27th June 1774 - King George III - First modern Review (The HMS Vanguard site says 1773, I've no definate proof which date is correct)
May 1778 - King William III - Before France joined American War of Independence
1781 - King William III
June 1794 - King George Ill King George Ill & Queen Charlotte - After "Glorious First of July"
25th June 1814 - Prince Regent - Treaty of Paris.
September 1820 - King George IV - First Coronation Review
March 1842 - Queen Victoria - Grand Naval Review
May 1844 - Queen Victoria - Visit of King of Saxony
October 1844 - Queen Victoria - Visit of King of France
19th June 1845 - Queen Victoria - Experimental Squadron
11th August 1853 - Queen Victoria - First Review of steamships
March 1854 - Queen Victoria - Baltic Fleet before war
23rd April 1856 - Queen Victoria - End of Crimea War
August 1865 - Queen Victoria - Visit of French fleet
17th July 1867 - Queen Victoria - Visit of Sultan of Turkey
23rd June 1873 - Duke of Edinburgh - Visit of Shah of Persia
August 1878 - Queen Victoria - Review of the Reserve Squadron
25th July 1887 - Queen Victoria - Golden Jubilee
5th - 6th August 1889 - Prince of Wales - Visit of German Emperor
August 1891 - Queen Victoria - Visit of French fleet
August 1896 - Queen Victoria - Visit of MPs and Li Hung Chang
26th June 1897 - Prince of Wales - Diamond Jubilee
August 1899 - Queen Victoria - Visit of German Squadron
16th August 1902 - King Edward VII - Coronation
7th to 9th August 1905 - King Edward VII - Entente Cordiale (Britain & France)
August 1907 - King Edward VII - Home Fleet
17th - 24th July 1909 - Thames - Inspection by Lord Mayor of London - Home and Atlantic Fleets
31st July 1909 - King Edward VII
24th June 1911 - King George V - Coronation
7th - 11th May 1912 - Weymouth - King George V - Review for Houses of Parliament
9th July 1912 - Visit of House of Parliament
20th July 1914 - King George V - Mobilization
21th - 22nd July 1919 - Southend - MP's visit. Peace celebrations
26th July 1924 - King George V
16th July 1935 - King George V - Silver Jubilee
20th May 1937 - King George VI - Coronation
May 1944 - King George VI - Inspection of D-Day anchorage
15th June 1953 - Queen Elizabeth II - Coronation
May 1969 - Queen Elizabeth II - 20th Anniversary of NATO
June 1977 - Queen Elizabeth II - Silver Jubilee
28th June 2005 - Queen Elizabeth II - 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar

Sources

HMS Vanguard
Royal Navy - Past Reviews
Royal Navy - Trafalgar 200

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This page created 13th December 2002, last modified 3rd July 2005