National Geographic : 1952 Apr
© National Geographic Society 519 Kodachrome by B. Anthony Stewart A Treasured Figurehead Reminds Portsmouth of the Days of Wooden Ships and Iron Men Here Nelson traditions linger. How the three uniformed Wrens would surprise him! They leave a shore station named H.M .S . Vernon. The prow piece, representing the Duke of Marlborough, survives the 121-gun H.M .S . Marlborough.