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HM Queen Elizabeth II
Silver Jubilee
Royal Review of the Fleet 28-June-1977

 
Description To celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a Royal Review of the Fleet was held at Spithead.

HM ships began to assemble on Friday 24-June.

Commonwealth and Foreign Ships began to join the assembly on Saturday 25-June with the entire assembly complete by Sunday 26-June.

A dress rehearsal took place during the day on Monday 27-June and her Majesty arrived on board the Royal Yacht Britannia about 1755hrs.

The Review began about 1100hrs when Britannia left the South Railway Jetty for Spithead.

After passing through the Fleet, Britannia anchored at the Head of the review lines. This was followed  by a fly past of Fleet Air Arm aircraft at about 1645hrs.

At 2205hrs a firework display took place on Southsea Common after which the Fleet was Illuminated at 2230hrs with the illumination ending at 0230hrs.

The following morning when Britannia returned to Portsmouth Harbour a final salute was fired by the Fleet at 0935hrs.

HM Ships began to disperse from 1000hrs and Commonwealth and Foreign ships during the afternoon.

In addition to the warships listed below, 14 Foreign Navies were represented. About 81 merchant and other vessels also took part.

 

 
 
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Beagle Berwick  Bildeston  Birmingham  Blake 
Bossington  Brighton  Brinton  Brisbane (RAN)  Britannia 
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Ocelot  Opossum  Opportune  Oracle  Orpheus 
Osiris  Otus       
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Reclaim  Rothesay       
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Sabre  Salisbury  Scimitar  Scylla  Sealion 
Shavington  Shoulton  Sheffield  Superb   
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Udaygiri (INS)  Upton       
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Valiant         
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Walrus  Wilton  Wiston  Woodlark   
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Zulu         
         
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Engadine  Gold Rover  Lyness  Olwen  Pearleaf  
Sir Geraint  Sir Tristram  Stromness  Tidespring   
         
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737 771 809 814 817 (RAN)
819 820 824 826 829
845 846 849 892 3rd Cdo Brigade Air Sqn
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