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Colin Bishop

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HMS Victory
« on: September 29, 2009, 08:40:45 pm »

On seeing Victory today at Portsmouth with her yards and rigging outlined against the sky I was reminded of a poem in an old book I have:

Over times's misty tidestream sailing
Stirring the heart like the throbbing of drums
Banners of conquest and bravery trailing
Out of the past she comes

How shall we honour her?
How shall we name her?
What shall her blazon be?

Flagship of Nelson,
Flagship of England,
Victory's Victory!

Says it all somehow.

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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009, 08:53:10 pm »

You lead a really hard life Colin  %)
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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 09:00:41 pm »

Yes, It's nice to feel embedded in the sweep of history. I feel sorry for those poor souls who only live in the present.

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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 09:07:56 pm »

present, you gonna send me a present?

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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009, 09:11:17 pm »

No Bob, wait until Christmas, you obviously have no romance in your soul.

Put your faith in Rudolph.  ;)
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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2009, 09:23:41 pm »

OK Richard - just for you:
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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2009, 09:27:39 pm »

Its not grey,but its got guns,so that qualifies i suppose
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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2009, 07:19:13 am »

That is too modern for my liking.....You can't beat the Victory!!!! :-)) :-))
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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2009, 09:11:04 am »

Neither could the French Barry  {-)

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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2009, 01:32:15 pm »

 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Or the Spanish... %% %%
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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2009, 04:07:31 pm »

I thought I would leave that one to you!!!

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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2009, 04:15:10 pm »

present, you gonna send me a present?

Bob
What do you want, a couple of decent football players ?

Dont bother with the quips about So'ton, heard em all.
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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2009, 04:45:34 pm »

Couple, think we need a TEAM!!

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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2009, 09:41:25 pm »

I wonder if you guys have seen this?

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/explore/sea-and-ships/facts/faqs/royal-navy-and-battles/who-really-won-the-battle-of-trafalgar


Didn't our history books get it wrong?


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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2009, 10:17:51 pm »

Must have been written by the same Spanish guy who wrote that there was nothing to report in his duty log just before the English over ran the Spanish line during a siege of Gibraltar. Ooops  :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2009, 10:27:57 pm »

Must have been looking through the wrong end of his telescope %% <*< <*<.
Derek.    :police:
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Re: HMS Victory
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2009, 06:27:54 pm »

This is some pictures of HMS Victory ship I googled. Hope all of you like them







and some video clip about HMS victory

http://forum.shipinbottle.net/showpost.php?p=73&postcount=3
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