Naval, Shipping and Fisheries Exhibition
The Naval, Shipping and Fisheries Exhibition was a world's fair held in Earl's Court London in 1905 intended to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, where a British fleet led by Admiral Nelson (who died in the battle) defeated a joint Franco-Spanish fleet during the Napoleonic Wars. The president of the exhibition was the lord mayor of London (then Charles Johnston) and the vice president Admiral Edmund Fremantle.
But in addition to Trafalgar commemoration, as the name suggests there were naval, shipping and fishery related exhibits.
- Naval related exhibits included Captain Cook's chart rule and his plane table
- Fishing displays included the opportunity to observe fishers mending nets and divers in a diving tank.
- Shipping related exhibits included an eight foot model of the Empress Queen (which also appeared at the Glasgow and Franco-British fairs) and a village of Amerindians in which war canoes were shown. More actively there was the opportunity to take a submarine trip.
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