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1861 - Removal of Cadet-training Ship Britannia from Portsmouth

This year great concern was felt in the town and Dockyard over the Admiralty decision to remove the Cadet Training Ship Britannia from Portsmouth Harbour to another port. Sir James Elphinstone, one of the Borough’s Members, was blamed for having suggested to the Admiralty that the establishment should be in a permanent college either at Portland or Hayling Island.