The backbone of the Navy

The backbone of the Navy

In the tales of significant battles or landmark events from the First World War, the stories of the smaller support vessels and the vital role they played in helping the Royal Navy carry out its work are often overlooked or forgotten. These craft include the pinnaces that served as tenders between ship and shore, tugs, hospital boats and launches, and, for vessels in trouble, the lifeboats that came to their rescue.

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