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HMS Caroline: WWI ship set for £1m conversion into museum

9 May 2013 Last updated at 15:11 BST

A project to transform the last surviving WWI warship into a floating museum in Belfast has been boosted by a £845,600 grant.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has confirmed its initial support for the transformation of HMS Caroline.

The money will enable the National Museum of the Royal Navy to draw up more detailed plans to bid for a full grant of £12.2m.

The BBC's Mervyn Jess has been aboard with Captain John Rees from the National Museum of Royal Navy.