Sending out an SOS call…
HMS Warrior was rescued in the 1980’s, restored and brought back home to Portsmouth and is owned by Warrior Preservation Trust, an independent charity.
Sadly, time has it taken its toll and today she is in a fragile state - her bulwarks, which keep her watertight, have failed and are deteriorating to a point which places her at significant risk.
2016 marks an incredibly important year for Warrior as we embark on our first major fundraising appeal to fund this essential work. Early this year we were delighted to secure a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This incredible support means that we have now raised £3.2 million of the £4 million needed to save the ship.
We still have £1 million to raise and we now have the confidence to turn our vision for Warrior into a reality, but we cannot do this on our own.
Make no mistake: the ship is a survivor – since she first sailed the seas in 1861, Warrior has faced storms, war, neglect and old age. Yet incredibly, she is still here to tell her stories. Please join our association as a member, volunteer, fundraise or donate – there’s a way to get involved and make a difference that will suit you. Please visit support us to find out more. Or donate here
Your support will guarantee that future generations will benefit from the inspiring legacy that is HMS Warrior 1860, so please help us bring new life into an old ship.