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January 14th, 2009  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
HMS Victory, the oldest navy ship still in commission as from 1778
I saw it last year, it is an awesome sight on a sunny day.
January 14th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
I saw it last year, it is an awesome sight on a sunny day.
Sad to say I have never been on board her, I doubt if I ever will now.

Another ship I wish I had visited is the SS Great Britain, built by Isimbard Kingdom Brunel, the first ship to be built with a screw prop.
January 14th, 2009  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
Sad to say I have never been on board her, I doubt if I ever will now.

Another ship I wish I had visited is the SS Great Britain, built by Isimbard Kingdom Brunel, the first ship to be built with a screw prop.
Well here ya go...

HMS Victory


HMS Warrior
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January 14th, 2009  
perseus
 
 
Young guy I was working with scanned the Victory rigging using a 3D laser scanning device (normally used for road accidents) so a record could be taken. You can see why. Interesting ship inside but they must have been midgets judging by the height of the decks.
January 14th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
It really makes me want to sell my kids for medical research to get the money to go visit Victory lol.

She is without a doubt one of the most beautiful ships ever to grace the seven seas.

HMS Warrior was another milestone in naval warfare, amazing.
January 14th, 2009  
Mark Conley
 
 
If you like your battleships old...try the USS Texas in Houston Texas

http://www.usstexasbb35.com/

Its the last of the old pre dreadnaught hulls...a little updated over the years.

She saw service in WWI and WWII

BTW...she really does have five 12" inch gun turrets...look after the super structure and you'll see the third one hidden.

January 15th, 2009  
Chukpike
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
HMS Victory, the oldest navy ship still in commission as from 1778
From The HMS Victory website there is no indication that she still is a commissioned ship. Apparently she is in a dry dock where she has been since 1922.

USS Constitution History
http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil/....htm#1794-1797

USS Constitution maybe one of the few ships in the world to sink or capture 4 British warships.
January 15th, 2009  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chukpike
From The HMS Victory website there is no indication that she still is a commissioned ship. Apparently she is in a dry dock where she has been since 1922.

USS Constitution History
http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil/....htm#1794-1797

USS Constitution maybe one of the few ships in the world to sink or capture 4 British warships.
I think you have misread things...

Welcome to the official website for Nelson’s flagship-HMS Victory. Best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory currently has a dual role as the flagship of the Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command and as a living museum to the Georgian navy.
This site will help you to learn about all aspects of this great ship. Find out about the men who sailed in her, how she was built and her long and continuing Naval career. You will also find useful information to help you plan a visit to HMS Victory and discover more about our special events and activities.

http://www.hms-victory.com/
January 15th, 2009  
Chukpike
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
I think you have misread things...

Welcome to the official website for Nelsonís flagship-HMS Victory. Best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory currently has a dual role as the flagship of the Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command and as a living museum to the Georgian navy.

This site will help you to learn about all aspects of this great ship. Find out about the men who sailed in her, how she was built and her long and continuing Naval career. You will also find useful information to help you plan a visit to HMS Victory and discover more about our special events and activities.


Did not find where the ship was still commissioned.
Well that is one way to keep a British ship in service. 110 years moored in port and 87 years in Dry Dock 2. I don't think the Constitution can match the dry dock time, of course she is called "old Ironsides" for a reason.

USS Constitution History
http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil/....htm#1794-1797

Of course, all the Tall Ships are pretty impressive.

On the ship I was on in the 1970's my division Chief used to look at us and then tell us, "How he longed for the days of Wooden ships and Iron men". Never could figure out what he meant.
January 15th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Constitution
HMS Victory holds the honor of being the oldest commissioned warship by three decades

USS Constitution
Launched 1797 (no date given of actual commission)
Decommissioned 1881 or 84 years in commission

50 years out of commission.

Recommissioned July 1931 to date 2009 or 78 years.

Total years in commission 162
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HMS Victory
Launched 1765
Commissioned 1778 -to date 2009.

231 years unbroken commission

HMS Victory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HMS Victory is still in commission as the flagship of the Second Sea Lord in his role as Commander in Chief of the Royal Navy's Home Command (CINCNAVHOME). ...


HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship is the oldest commissioned warship in the world and is still manned by Officers and Ratings of the Royal Navy.
 


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