1889 - Naval Review for Kaiser
Naval Review in honour of the Kaiser who was accompanied by a German Squadron. 81 ships, including 33 ironclads.
After reviewing the fleet the Kaiser said that “he had seen the finest navy in the World.” It was generally believed that this display of naval power fired the Kaiser’s ambition to become a maritime power.
The future king of England was then a naval lieutenant RN commanding Torpedo Boat No.79 which the Royal party visited.