One hundred and four years ago

at least, there was no such thing [or place] as a British National Naval Museum.

Whilst researching, I came across this letter to the Times newspaper published on November 30th 1905 around the time when His Majesty's Training Establishment [HMTE] Shotley, Suffolk, was in its embryonic stages.  HMTE Shotley became RNTE [Royal Naval Training Establishment] Shotley and then finally HMS Ganges.

The letter is not only interesting but in itself, it is a mini history lesson.

Enjoy the read.

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BEFORE THE DAYS OF A NATIONAL NAVAL MUSEUM.pdf