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WWI Warship HMS Caroline Makes Museum Of The Year Award Shortlist

The Belfast-based vessel will compete against four other UK museums for the prize worth £100,000.

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The sole surviving ship from the Battle of Jutland, HMS Caroline, has been shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year award.

The Belfast-based vessel will compete against four other UK museums for the prize worth £100,000.

She was one of more than 150 British warships that locked horns with the Kaiser’s High Seas Fleet at Jutland, in what became one of history's most infamous naval battles.

Fought in the freezing waters of the North Sea, off the Danish coast, the Battle of Jutland was the only full-scale naval engagement of the First World War.

Nicknamed Lucky Caroline, she was one of the fastest ships afloat in her day and during Jutland she was used as a scout, managing to escape any major damage.

HMS Caroline opened to the public as a museum on the centenary of the battle.

It will compete for the Museum of the Year title against:

  • Nottingham Contemporary
  • Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
  • St Fagan's National Museum of History, Cardiff
  • V&A Dundee