Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Portsmouth: Britannia rules the waves

HMS Warrior

HMS Victory. Served in the war of American Independence and the Napoleonic war.


Over 25 miles of rope constituted the rigging.

Leather fire - fighting buckets lined up above deck. GR for 'George Rex'. Two magnetic compasses in the cabinet in the front. It required four men to turn the wheel in calm weather, six to eight in rough weather. Behind where I stand for this photo is where Nelson was shot on deck.

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