HMS Victory

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  1. trackend

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    I went too Portsmouth yesterday and as its the 200th anniversary of Trafalgar I thought Id post some pics I took.
    She is still used by the 1st Sealord for entertaining purposes in Nelsons state room and as such is the oldest commisioned warship in the world.

    HMS Victory was a 100-gun First Rate ship designed by Sir Thomas Slade, the Surveyor of the Navy (1755-1771), according to the Establishment of 1745 as the only ship of its class and built in 1759-1765 at the Chatham Dockyard for the Royal Navy. cost £63,176
    Tonnage: 2162
    It was found when launch she had a list to starboard and required 38tons of corrective ballast
    By the time of Trafalgar in 1805 she had been refitted several times and was an old lady.
    Armament:
    Lower deck: 30 x 32 pound guns
    Middle deck:28 x 18 pound guns
    Upper deck: 30 x 12 pound guns
    Quarter deck: 8 x 32 pound carronades
    Forecastle: 2 x 32 pound carronades
    Forecastle: 2 x 12 pound guns
    Compliment 800
    Cooks 1
    Surgeons 1
    Average limb amputation time 90seconds including cauterizing and major vessel tying.
    Heads 6 Captain Hardy and Nelson had there own ablution facilities.

    I have titled each picture in the form of a description
     

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    Outstanding pics, track! :thumbright:
    I'm just curious, which carrier is that in the background of the second pic?
     
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    I reckon it's the Ark Royal.

    Excellent pictures, track! Wonderful! She's a beauty. :thumbright:
     
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    Yeah nice pics! 8)
     
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    HMS Illustrious Skimm I found the rest of the fleet in aswell if you care for a few pics
     
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    Is Ark Royal there? That's always in port 'cos it never f*ckin' does anything. But that's the same as all the Royal Navy these days. Budget cuts, budget cuts ...and show us the pics, track!
     
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    Nop D infact half the vessel I took pics of are due to be mothballed so I think we can whistle Dixie for those 2 new carriers
     

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    Some pretty swell pics there, m8! :cool:
    I'd post some of the Halifax Dockyard, but the zoom on my camera sucks and the only decent angles are from across the harbour in Dartmouth. :rolleyes:
    I'll give it another shot sometime maybe. Not nearly as impressive as Illustrious though.:thumbleft:
     
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    Great shots, Trackend! The Victory is quite impressive, although I couldn't imagine 800 men on that ship! The thought of an amputation the way they did it in those days makes me shudder.
     
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    Nice pics Trackend. Yes 800 men in the Victory would have been a squeeze and a half I would think
     
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    U got a pretty nice camera there track.. Nice pics...
     
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    Great pics, track!
     
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    Very nice pictures. One small observation HMS Glasgow is I think HMS Bristol which was a one off being the first of a class of ship designed to escort large carriers that were never built. The split rear funnel and Ikara mounts are the tell tale signs.
     
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    Your right Glider I just for some reason had the name Glasgow fixed in me bonce sorry about that
     
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    By hey, they're terrific shots! :thumbright:
    The Victory is certainly well looked after. Nice rats. :lol:
     
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    Trackend, is that you in the 32 pounder Carronade.jpg shot?
     
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    No Evan its my mate John he came back from the gulf a few months ago, Ive got some pics of me and him on HMS Warrior which I will post also.
    It was Britains first Iron Clad built in 1860 and the contrast between Victory and Warrior shows how fast the
    tecknowledgy advanced during the advent of steam driven war vessels and amour plate,
    and of course with the Monitor and Merimac pushing design further still just 2 years later
    it became the start of an arms race that carried on for over a hundred years in various forms.
     
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    has anyone heard about a half scale replica they've constructed of victory in north deven and are going to burn for charity, i've got a friend that might be going and i'm fishing for an invite and a stay at hers after........
     
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    Stay at her house afterwards, eh!?! Ooo, lanc tryin' to get in there. 8)
     
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    No ive not heard of it seems a bit of a waste but if it helps in your naval manouvering what the heck you little tyke Lanc ;)
     
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