1942 - Collection for HMS SIRIUS Construction
In 1942 the citizens of Portsmouth collected £1,200,000 in Warship Week, which helped pay for the cruiser HMS “Sirius” that was built at Portsmouth Dockyard. She was launched on 18th September 1940. Her construction was delayed by damage caused by German Bombing and was not completed until 6th. May 1942. HMS “Sirius” has been the adopted ship of the City.