Royal Yacht Britannia, a popular tourist attraction in Edinburgh, Scotland
This evening, I am reporting on the Royal Yacht Britannia which is permanently moored at Leith, close to Edinburgh, on the Firth of Forth, Scotland.
This vessel, effectively a small cruise liner, is the 83rd such vessel bearing the name. It was launched in 1953 at Clydebank, Glasgow and between 1954 and 1997 sailed over 1.0m nautical miles around the globe on combined ambassadorial and private voyages for the British Royal Family.
Power unit is a 12,000 hp steam turbine.
Crew: 21 officers; 250 Royal Yachtsmen
Crew Sleeping Quarters
Wardroom Dining Room
The vessel is open to visitors throughout the year and is located about 10-15 minutes from central Edinburgh (by direct motor transport). There are regular bus services to the site, which forms part of a shopping mall.