The Queen’s HMY Britannia has become one the words most famous ships and celebrates it’s 60th anniversary on 16 April 2013. What better way to remember this great event than with the HMY Britannia 60th anniversary Commemorative Sheet issued by the Royal Mail.
The Royal Yacht Britannia was built at the shipyard of John Brown & Co Ltd in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire and launched by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 16th April 2013, to be commissioned at later date on 11 January 1953. The HMY Britannia Commemorative sheet contains a wealth of fascinating facts & figures about the Yacht together with intriguing stories and photos relating to this most historic of ships. Details of the design and specifications provide an interesting insight into HMY Britannia, a yacht that played a central role in the Queen’s life and travels around the world, entertaining numerous monarchs , presidents, prime ministers and diplomats on board the luxury ship.
Following it’s decommissioning on 11 December 1997, at which the Queen was present at the ceremony, HMY Britannia was listed as part of the National Historic Fleet, Core Collection, and is now permanently moored as a five star visitor attraction in the Port of Leith, Edinburgh. The HMY Britannia 60th Anniversary Commemorative sheet - enhance your collection, capture as your own piece of history or simply buy as a very special gift.
Royal Mail issue date 16 April 2013
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