Volunteers at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Some of The Team
HMS Warrior is one of the world's most significant historic warships.
The ship is the responsibility of the Warrior Preservation Trust, an independent charity established by Sir John Smith that is not supported by any Government Department. It depends entirely on income raised from visitors, corporate hospitality and weddings, filming, fundraising and the generosity of its supporters to preserve the ship to a high and safe standard for the benefit of this and future generations.
Warrior is the only surviving embodiment of the most revolutionary changes to take place in the long and distinguished history of the Royal Navy, spanning the eras of wood, iron, sail and steam. When built in 1860, no warship was the focus of so much attention or had such a profound effect on naval architecture. Few ships subsequently, can have led such a chequered life as Warrior, which has in turn been the pride of the nation, a forgotten hulk, and today a national treasure to be preserved for posterity.
"If every warship in the 19th century still existed and was available for preservation, Warrior would still be my first choice"
Sir John Smith