"HMS Excellent"

HMS Excellent is an 'on land' training establishment at Whale Island, near Portsmouth in Hampshire, England.

Historically the crew at HMS Excellent practised as teams, loading shot and firing guns over mudflats. HMS Excellent was popular as a training ship and held approximately 600 men under training, together with some 200 Royal Artillery instructors. The trainees lived on the lower deck, as if on a seagoing ship.