Prince Philip in Pictures: The best moments of his maritime life

YBW looks back at some of Prince Philip’s most memorable maritime moments

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Prince Philip, who passed away today, Friday 9 April, was well known for his love of sailing, as well as his long standing naval career.

The Duke of Edinburgh trained at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in 1939 before going on to serve with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets in the Second World War.

The young Prince Philip continued to serve until his wife, Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II in 1952, leaving the Royal Navy with the rank of commander.

A keen yachtsman, the Duke of Edinburgh became a friend of the boat designer and Cowes-native Uffa Fox, racing in Cowes Week in 1957 in the Dragon Bluebottle.

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