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Reference Image HMS Victory - Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Bloody fools, used explosives to sink her as if she was a iron ship, the explosion smashed her keel, garboard strakes and spirketting timbers sending the iron ballast to the seabed, leaving the wreck floating on the surface. serves them right the history vandals.
She shouldn’t have been scuttled in the first place! Should have been preserved!!! :sad: :sad::sad::sad:
 
She shouldn’t have been scuttled in the first place! Should have been preserved!!! :sad: :sad::sad::sad:
well, she was a French ship, built in France and made a Prize and brought into RN service, this country was bankrupt after WW2 and they were having trouble raising enough funds for HMS Victory, so when it was discovered that a Nelson era ship had survived that long, the Navy and HM Government thought it best to get rid before they were pressurized by the public to save her, sad but there just wasn't the money around at the time.
 
well, she was a French ship, built in France and made a Prize and brought into RN service, this country was bankrupt after WW2 and they were having trouble raising enough funds for HMS Victory, so when it was discovered that a Nelson era ship had survived that long, the Navy and HM Government thought it best to get rid before they were pressurized by the public to save her, sad but there just wasn't the money around at the time.
Shame really, we could have flaunted it, like we don’t let them forget about Cresy, Agincourt, Waterloo, the Nile , Pennisular War etc.....and the Eagles don’t forget the Eagles!
 
HMS Wellesley. Third rate, 74 guns. Commissioned in 1815. Sunk (as TS Cornwall) by the Luftwaffe on the 23rd September 1940. The last British ship of the line to be lost to enemy action.

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HMS Wellesley. Third rate, 74 guns. Commissioned in 1815. Sunk (as TS Cornwall) by the Luftwaffe on the 23rd September 1940. The last British ship of the line to be lost to enemy action.

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shame she was sunk in shallow water, she'd make a great Dive. She was probably broken up after as she would have been a Navigation Hazzard. Nice post though Flipper, every day a school day on ARRSE.
 
shame she was sunk in shallow water, she'd make a great Dive. She was probably broken up after as she would have been a Navigation Hazzard.

Sunk in the Thames, she was raised in, I believe, 1948, and beached at Gravesend where she was subsequently broken up. Being made extensively of teak, her timbers were found to be in such good condition that some of them were reused in the rebuilding of the damaged Law Courts in London.

I seem to recall that, this still being a reasonably civilised phase of the war, the Germans claimed her, somewhat tongue in cheek, as a battleship they had destroyed in a propaganda broadcast.

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Not sure where to post this but this thread seemed the least inappropriate.

Old bloke has built a matchstick model of every RN ship since 1945. He is 79 87 now and is having to give up because he can no longer get wooden matchboxes.

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Here is the link:

(Apologies for referencing the Sturmer but I heard about him on the radio and that is all Google threw up)
 
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