HMS Caroline was a C-class light cruiser of the British Royal Navy. Caroline was launched and commissioned in 1914. At the time of her decommissioning in 2011 she was the second-oldest ship in Royal Navy service, after HMS Victory.

From 1924 she served as a static headquarters and training ship for the Royal Naval Reserve, based in Alexandra Dock, Belfast, Northern Ireland for the later stages of her career. She was the last remaining British First World War light cruiser in service, and she remains the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland still afloat.

Caroline retains the record of having the fastest build time of any significant warship – nine months from her keel being laid till her launch.

Taken with my Fujifilm S7000 and edited in Photoshop CS5.

Exposure: 1/340sec
f-stop: f/3.8
ISO: 100
Lens: Non-interchangeable, Zoom 35-210 eq.

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Belfast born and bred photographer now living out in Dundonald, Northern Ireland. Concentrating mainly on Land and Seascapes, Macro and Abstract, my work is shot both in colour and Black & White making use of Adobe Photoshop.

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  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 3 years ago

    lovely angle , great ripple reflection :-)

  • Thank you Jules :-) Im quite proud of this one

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured!!!! :))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thank you very much! I really appreciate that :-)

    – Chris Cardwell

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 3 years ago

    Awesome !

  • Cheers Carlos! Much appreciated!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you very much!

    – Chris Cardwell

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    nice shot

  • Cheers!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • FeeBeeDee
    FeeBeeDeeover 3 years ago

    Pretty good, fastest built and longest lasting (almost). She has beautiful lines. I was in the US Navy for 8 years. I love ships and their contrast between massive muscle and delicate beauty.

  • Cheers FBD! Its the old saying, they dont build them like they used to! Her bow, the ram shape is so graceful compared to modern frigates/destroyers which are very angular. The Caroline really is a great example of muscle and beauty combined and most “modern era” ships are in a worse off condition than she is.

    – Chris Cardwell

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture and POV!!!!

  • Thank you so much for the fav and comment Cee! :-)

    – Chris Cardwell

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 3 years ago

    An excellent capture of a piece of history!!!! Congratulations on being featured!!!! Bill

  • Thank you very much Bill! Its much appreciated!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    Awesome capture instant fav

  • Thank you my man! Glad you like her!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 3 years ago

    Great capture and perspective Chris ~ interesting background info too!

  • Thank you Susie, ive a few more of her to come, theres quite a lot to her! :-)

    – Chris Cardwell

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