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Hemp and Pitch to the Rescue on HMS Victory

An interesting article on the day after Nelson’s birthday – after using synthetic mastic, a modern caulking material commonly used in yachts,  for the last fifteen year without success, the folks restoring Nelson’s HMS Victory have returned to using hemp oakum … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Claim Odyssey Marine “Plundering” HMS Victory

The attorneys for Odyssey Marine Exploration have been keeping busy. In February we posted about the end of a multi-year legal battle between Spain and Odyssey Marine Exploration over $500m in gold and silver coins and other artifacts from the wreck of the Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes. … Continue reading

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Giving Away HMS Victory? A Smart Move? Not All Are Happy

The British Ministry of Defense (MoD) is giving Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar,  HMS Victory to the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) in Portsmouth.  The ship would stay a commissioned warship and thus will be able to retain bragging … Continue reading

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Down-Rigging HMS Victory

Recent surveys have indicated that Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, was leaking, suffering from rot and being pulled apart by her own weight.   Now, as the first part of a major restoration project, the ship is being down-rigged. Twenty six miles of … Continue reading

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“The Most Beautiful Ship” – Tall Ships and Bragging Rights

Bragging rights are kind of fun.  Whether they mean anything or not is often an open question. How one strings together the adjective phrases can make all the difference. For example, HMS Victory is said to be “the oldest commissioned … Continue reading

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Restoration work for HMS Victory

Earlier this month we posted about a report which features dire warnings about the condition of HMS Victory.     Thanks to David Hayes for passing along  an update on the restoration work planned for the old ship. Restoration work for HMS … Continue reading

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HMS Victory rotting and being pulled apart under its own weight

A disturbing report published yesterday in the Telegraph. HMS Victory rotting and being pulled apart under its own weight HMS Victory is riddled with rot and being pulled apart by its own weight, maintenance reports of the historic ship have … Continue reading

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HMS Victory in the Snow

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has posted some lovely photos of HMS Victory and the dockyard after a recent snowfall. Click on the thumbnails for a larger image.   To see more visit their website or Facebook album page.

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HMS Victory to replace Trident and Ark Royal

This is satire, though given the rather drastic cuts in the Royal Navy budget, it doesn’t feel too far off the mark.  From News Biscuit: HMS Victory to replace Trident and Ark Royal HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of … Continue reading

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Model of HMS Victory carved from HMS Victory

We previously posted about a model of the Mayflower crafted from timber believed to used on the original ship that carried the Pilgrims to America.   Alaric Bond passed along an article about a model of the HMS Victory by sculptor and … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary of Black Tot Day

In early July we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the return of the SS Great Britain to Bristol. Yesterday was a more somber anniversary – the 40th  anniversary of “Black Tot” Day. Ceremony to mark ending of rum tot at … Continue reading

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Royal Navy’s Summer Extravaganza Returns to Portsmouth in 2010

Navy’s Summer Extravaganza Returns to Portsmouth in 2010 Navy Days at Portsmouth Naval Base, Friday 30th July – Sunday 1st August, will feature serving warships of the Royal Navy, ships of foreign navies, thrilling naval displays, historical re-enactments and the … Continue reading

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Oak Jam from HMS Victory?

Oak flavored jam? Wood from HMS Victory bottled as a jam in a jar Admiral Lord Nelson led HMS Victory out of a few sticky situations, but now the ship finds itself in a bit of a jam. Off-cuts of … Continue reading

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Navy Week, Portsmouth, 1937

Thanks to David Hayes of Astrodene’s Historical Naval Fiction for passing along this clip of Navy Days in 1937.  HMS Victory, marching bands, period costumes and open air calisthenics.  Click on the image to view the video. NAVY WEEK AT PORTSMOUTH . … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard marks 88 years of HMS Victory

HMS Victory in recent snowy weather Portsmouth Historic Dockyard marks 88 years of HMS Victory From broadside battles off the Mediterranean coast to Vice Admiral Lord Nelson’s triumph in the Battle of Trafalgar and campaigns in the Baltic, the guardians … Continue reading

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Update: The Fourth Plinth – Pirates, Painting & Pole Dancing

In July we posted about the exhibition of Yinka Shonibare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.  There was an interesting symmetry in the display of Nelson’s ship, Victory, in a bottle, on a plinth, in … Continue reading

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