Old Photograph Royal Yacht Victoria Albert Dundee Scotland
Old photograph of HMY Victoria and Albert, a royal yacht of the Royal Navy, in Dundee, Scotland. The yacht was designed by the Chief Constructor of the Royal Navy Sir William White, launched in 1899 and ready for service in 1901. King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra visited their new yacht in early August 1901, and used it for the first time when crossing the English Channel 9 August 1901 to attend the funeral in Germany of the King's sister, Empress Frederick. King Edward later used the yacht for summer cruises most years of his reign, visiting various countries in Europe. Victoria and Albert later served King George V, King Edward VIII and King George VI, and took part in two fleet reviews. She served as a depot ship during the Second World War, as an accommodation ship to HMS Excellent, and was broken up in 1954.
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