The Thames Nautical Training College

HMS Worcester

1862 - 1968

Old Worcesters’ Unofficial Site 
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Portsmouth - 150 year, Post Reunion.
Greenwich - The Last Hurrah, Post Reunion.

The second Worcester, on loan from the Admiralty, arrived at Greenhithe from Portsmouth, in December 1876 and cadets embarked for the first time in February 1877.  She remained at her moorings until 1945 when she was returned to the Admiralty and shifted to moorings off Grays, Essex awaiting disposal. She capsized at her moorings in 1948 and was broken up, in situ, over a number of years. Some locals claim that her keel timbers can still be seen off the Grays Yacht Club at lowest Spring Low waters.

Info Supplied by Graham Smith OW 56 - 60

Through the Years - Worcester II
Wyllie Post Card

Etching by Wyllie

Unknown Etching

1932 Unknown Artist

By GR Hopkins - “Slight” Artistic Licence

Dog Watch cover by Frank Mason

AOW Cover Picture by Frank Mason

WM Birchall Sketch in the Dog Watch

WM Birchall 1928 This Print is available from the AOW

Print Wyllie Worcester II Conway Boat Race Owned by John Taylor OW

Worcester II Artist Henderson Smith uncle of Barclay Henry

Manning the yards

Visit from HMS Isis

Cadets on Deck



Captains of Worcester 1867 - 92 & 1892 - 1919

Captain Steele a year after he joined Worcester II 1930

WM Birchall 1938 Cutty Sark and Worcester II

Worcester I Page 2



Worcester I Page 2