A Museum open to the public for educational, memorial and recreational purposes
“Many consider the tourism appeal of an interesting old vessel on the city waterfront strong enough that any port city should showcase one or more museum ships. This may even include building a replica at great expense if necessary.”
Museum International professional expert
Few ships are preserved beyond their useful life. Most are broken up, sold for scrap, some are sunk as naval target practice, scuttled to create artificial reefs, and so on. Some survive because of historical significance, but more often due to luck and circumstance.
Since an old ship tied up at dockside, without attention, still decays and eventually sinks, the practice of recent years has been to form preservation society or some memory lovers individuals take action, solicit donations from governments or private individuals, organize volunteer labor from the enthusiasts, and open the restored ship to visitors and tourists for the best profit of the harbor and the city hosting the ship.
Everywhere in the world, restored ships attract a lot of tourists
They become a main attraction linked with history of the country.
Steering Station on FS 313.
The stand is cast aluminium and Navy Grey paint.
One of the 3 Brass Repeaters on FS 313.
FS 313 has three Gyro Compas Repeaters on brass stand in working condition.