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« Reply #2150 on: December 01, 2022, 09:36:13 am »

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« Reply #2151 on: December 01, 2022, 11:18:35 am »

Perhaps for reliability it should be used on the barge. %)


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« Reply #2152 on: December 10, 2022, 02:16:46 pm »

Tall ship 'Earl of Pembroke' is being broken up in Holland. Originally built as 'Orion' in Sweden, 1945. She has featured in Treasure Island and other films.

https://maritime-executive.com/article/tall-ship-with-a-long-career-in-cinema-heads-to-the-scrappers#:~:text=The%20three%2Dmasted%20tall%20ship,been%20towed%20off%20for%20demolition.
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« Reply #2153 on: December 10, 2022, 08:02:24 pm »

Wonder why he didn't try to sell her or had he allowed her to get into such a bad condition that restoration would have been too expensive. Even hulls in very bad condition can be restored, a good example is the City of Adelaide that was threatened with being dismantled in Ayr and is now in Australia being restored.
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« Reply #2154 on: December 10, 2022, 11:32:19 pm »

I believe there would be little interest in Australia restoring any version of the barque HMS Endeavour [or the Collier the Earle of Pembroke] as for years we were schooled that Captain Cook discovered Terra Australis, when our first inhabinants had been here for 40,000 years without the need for invasion by others


For years now, a Political swell has been to formally acknowledge this, however it is difficult to rewrite thousands of pages or written history


[Cook on his first vovage held the Rank of Lieutenant in the RN]


https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=3c08474e1894b908JmltdHM9MTY3MDYzMDQwMCZpZ3VpZD0xYTRmYWU1MS05Yzk0LTZiNDUtMjQyOS1iZmFjOWRhNjZhNmImaW5zaWQ9NTI5NQ&ptn=3&hsh=3&fclid=1a4fae51-9c94-6b45-2429-bfac9da66a6b&psq=Cook+discovered+Terra+Australis&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYWJjLm5ldC5hdS9uZXdzLzIwMjAtMDQtMjAvY2FwdGFpbi1jb29rLWhpc3Rvcnktd2hhdC13ZS1vZnRlbi1nZXQtd3JvbmcvMTIwNDI0Mzg&ntb=1

The Clipper City of Adelaide restoration as Jim mentions has a totally different history of 'Free Settlers' to Australia........[well worth a few minutes reading]

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/worlds-oldest-surviving-clipper-ship-being-restored-adelaide-after-sinking-clyde-3083246
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« Reply #2155 on: December 11, 2022, 09:57:36 am »

Interesting read Derek, thanks for posting.

Research shows, another sailing ship things are starting to look better for is the Leda class frigate, HMS Unicorn in Dundee, Scotland. An American billionaire has donated 20,000 to start the restoration.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/billionaire-helps-repair-scotlands-oldest-ship-555x2jsbr?fbclid=IwAR1stEXSCXekf_uB43R359lBUFCA1slhYZgcTZdjbBVBVgSqZGoi8pxxLfk


just as a note: the other surviving Leda class frigate, is the Royal Navy's Indian built HMS Trincomalee, open to the public in Hartlepool.

https://www.nmrn.org.uk/visit-us/hartlepool?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInJmF7aLx-wIVGoBQBh0f6QqgEAAYASAAEgLKsvD_BwE
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« Reply #2156 on: December 11, 2022, 12:00:02 pm »

Good to see the donation to the Unicorn although it will need a lot more to do any good. Unfortunately the trustees running the ship have a very poor record of raising funds and looking after the ship. When they first took over there were plans to remove the roof and fully rig the ship. They were donated suitable trees to uswe for masts and the roof was to go on a purpose built visitors center with the same plan as the hull. This has now changed to keep it as launched with the roof and put it in the dry dock next to where she is moored. They don't seem to understand that permanantly dry docking her will lead to hull distortion similar to that the Victory has had to deal with. The one piece of major work they did which was to remove a section of the original roof at the bow to allow for the mounting of a bowsprit lead to serious leaking from rain with some of the wood now rotting which is why there is now a fabric cover over this area.The article quotes the need to raise 1million to get in shape to put in the dry dock, I would imagine that it will take a lot more to completely restore her once she is out of the water. If I can remember corectly it took around 5 million to restore the Trincommalee  which will be a lot more in todays money. One problem is that the local council is really only interested in helping the Discovery even though the Unicorn has much more history in Dundee.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2157 on: December 11, 2022, 04:25:42 pm »


Football .... it's not coming home then....  {:-{
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« Reply #2158 on: December 11, 2022, 07:04:45 pm »

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« Reply #2159 on: December 12, 2022, 11:37:19 am »


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« Reply #2160 on: December 12, 2022, 01:14:36 pm »

The Cat is coming home so it has certainly scored! (A Cat Trick)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-63943662

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« Reply #2161 on: December 19, 2022, 09:03:39 am »


Thailand warship capsizes, 31 sailors missing


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-64023249


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« Reply #2162 on: December 30, 2022, 12:06:20 pm »

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« Reply #2163 on: December 30, 2022, 12:14:33 pm »

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« Reply #2164 on: January 02, 2023, 10:01:13 am »

MANGLEMALINGO

Does  anyone know what what a "Planned Incremental Intervention " is ?   Cos that is what the USS Harry S Truman was off to at Norfolk Yard Virginia a last month.


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« Reply #2165 on: January 02, 2023, 10:54:00 am »

Here you go Baldrick:-


A Dry-docking Planned Incremental Availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship...


Copied from Google  :-))


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« Reply #2166 on: January 02, 2023, 01:00:56 pm »

PII - Lube the bearings so it doesn't do a PoW  O0


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« Reply #2167 on: January 21, 2023, 10:53:20 am »

PS Waverley funding crisis. 
  Appeal has been launched to fund a necessary dry docking and maintenance to allow her to operate in the coming year.

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« Reply #2168 on: January 21, 2023, 11:34:17 am »

Waverley seems to have a funding crisis evey year.

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« Reply #2169 on: January 21, 2023, 12:25:15 pm »

methinks she may be Past her Sail by Date
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« Reply #2170 on: January 21, 2023, 12:44:49 pm »

This conversation has been had previously but personally I have never really understood why Waverley never, ever, seems to vary her sailing programme. She visits the different parts of the UK at exactly the same times of year. Consequently, while it is very pleasant to travel on her, you don't necessarily want to repeat the experience every year so there must be a law of diminishing returns on the customer base. It happens with lots of attractions. For example you might enjoy visiting Portmouth dockyard as there is lots to see, but having done so, unless you are some sort of enthusiast (like me), you probably won't want to go again for a few years.

Southern England is probably the most densly populated part of the UK and much of the population lives within easy reach of the coastal resorts. Yet Waverley only visits after the school summer holidays when the kids are back in school and when the weather is beginning to turn which frequently causes cancellations. If she wre to to visit during July/August there would be a potentially huge customer base to tap into which for years has been neglected. I may be missing something here but I would certainly like to know why the sailing programme is so rigid.

As far as the current appeal for money is concerned it appears to be just for routine annual maintenance which must have been anticipated but we are now into the New Year before the alarm has been raised. The 2022 sailing season finished months ago and surely the ongoing financial situation must have been appreciated then. Does anyone have an insight into all this?

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« Reply #2171 on: January 21, 2023, 04:15:08 pm »

Similar might be said about a model boat magazine
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« Reply #2172 on: January 21, 2023, 04:33:45 pm »

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« Reply #2173 on: January 25, 2023, 10:42:13 am »

      UK Government committed to building Type 31 frigates as steel is cut on new ship
 Earwigoagain.


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« Reply #2174 on: January 25, 2023, 12:10:22 pm »




  Almost arf built.  HMS Venturer.     (New cutting was on HMS Active)













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