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HMS Victory changes custodian and undergoes extensive restoration

Friday, March 9th 2012 - 03:09 UTC
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The custodianship of the Royal Navy's oldest commissioned warship HMS Victory is to be transferred from the MOD to a charitable trust. The 18th century warship based at the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth will now be maintained by the HMS Victory Preservation Trust, established as part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Read full article


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  • Idlehands

    A new lick of paint and she should be ready for Falklands duty by Xmas.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Yes, and she could still sink any of the Argie rowing boats.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Braedon

    Anyone else feel the restoration will me met with shrieking condemnation from argentina about this unforgivable imperialist act being a threat to world peace?

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alexei

    @3 LOL That sounds about right :))

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    A very beautiful ship kept in tip top historical condition. Have the RGs got anything like her?

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    5 Brit Bob

    Most of their current fleet has the capability of HMS Victory. In other words 1765 in terms of manning and technology. :o)

    They do have on the navy list a very nice looking sailing ship, the name of which escapes me. I believe it is used for training cadets, etc. No armaments though.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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