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Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory to be returned to her former glory

Thursday, December 1st 2011 - 16:24 UTC
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HMS Victory, the world’s oldest commissioned warship, is to be returned to her former glory thanks to a 10-year restoration program, the Ministry of Defence announced Thursday. It will be the most extensive restoration of the 246 year old warship since she was repaired after the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 as Lord Nelson’s flagship. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard2

    Looks like the British navy will be singing “Hearts of Teak” after the renovation.


    Dec 02nd, 2011 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    #1 Geoff Like me, I think you must be a wooden fighting ship fan, eh?

    Dec 02nd, 2011 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Oh, yes.
    Not just fighting ships; just as interested in the clippers, slave ships and fishing vessels, etc.

    HMS Bounty 1.3 metres scale model, 3/4 built, plank by plank, nail by nail.
    Only the cross-trees and standing & running rigging to go.
    Accurate to the last belay-pin.

    Labour of love between beachwalks.

    Dec 02nd, 2011 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    #3 Labour of love indeed, I would dearly like to see some pictures.

    Dec 03rd, 2011 - 10:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Would love to, Chris, but there are too many trolls that would latch on to my correspondence addresses.

    Dec 03rd, 2011 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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