Monday 24 October 2022

TS Mercury

 The Training Ship Mercury, or TS Mercury, was a shore-based naval training establishment which began in 1885 and ran through to 1968, from 1892 it was based on shore of the Hamble river in Hampshire.

For many years the dormitory was housed aboard a ship (the President ex Gannet) moored in the river

Today the site and those 5000 or so boys who passed through TS Mercury in preparation for careers in the Royal and Merchant navy is remembered by this memorial near the top of the little creek.

 The school's shore side site was developed for housing in the 1970's which stops short of the river and the creek, which leaves a quiet space for reflection and some useful dinghy parking for residents.

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