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Jun 24, 2008 08:58AM

1153 I looked at "Six Frigates" on the shelf and was sorely tempted :).
Jun 24, 2008 08:56AM

1153 Donation assures Cutty Sark's future:
Jun 17, 2008 03:33PM

1153 Hope they don't find it too chilly!
Jun 16, 2008 05:00AM

1153 That is a good question :).

According to the Sea of Words book, "sloop" was a term used generally for any relatively small ship-of-war that didn't fit into other categories. Around 1760, heavier three-masted sloops carrying 14 or 16 guns were used in the RN. The definition changed by the C19th, but we're not concerned with that :).

I would tentatively say it's a sloop and a ship, although that may be a cop-out :D.
Jun 14, 2008 11:58AM

May 16, 2008 04:16AM

1153 No problem :). It is an internet convention tho' that u/c=shouting.

Many army officers would have come from the public (ie private) schools where officer training was a routine part of the curriculum.
Transat (1 new)
May 11, 2008 02:45PM

1153 The Transat transatlantic yacht race set off from Plymouth today.

News story about "the big one" here:
HMS Victory (5 new)
May 11, 2008 08:55AM

1153 Working on it. Today however we have to go back to the beach at ebb to see if we can rescue his camera hood. Wheeee! plop!
May 11, 2008 08:54AM

1153 Coalbanks, could you please edit your post into lower case? It feels uncomfortably as if you're shouting at me.

Thanks :).
HMS Victory (5 new)
May 09, 2008 04:35AM

1153 Thanks for sharing--fascinating photos!

I've been meaning to add some my husband took onboard the Victory to the group's photo albums, but these are fantastic!
HMS Victory (5 new)
May 07, 2008 06:20AM

1153 Excellent page about the Victory, including a photograph of one of her original sails:
Apr 26, 2008 05:52PM

1153 heheh

I haven't seen one under sail since I can't remember!
Apr 26, 2008 05:38PM

1153 Here are the album photos:
Apr 26, 2008 01:29PM

1153 Husband and I were sitting on a bench drinking tea when we spotted something interesting on the horizon. Judicious use of spyglass and cameras revealed the Oosterschelde, a three-masted schooner out of Rotterdam. When she wore, husband concluded she would be docking at a major port not far away, so we drove down to see--and there she was, motoring into harbour!

Pictures will be added to our photolog shortly. Meanwhile, here's the official site:
HMP Weare (8 new)
Mar 31, 2008 05:50AM

1153 Yep, being locked up 23 hours a day is better than being locked up and fettered 24 hours a day!
HMP Weare (8 new)
Mar 30, 2008 04:44PM

1153 There's always someone worse off than yourself.
Mar 30, 2008 04:54AM

1153 Ah, Endeavour disambiguation.

Not at all necessary, of course. Ahem.
HMP Weare (8 new)
Mar 30, 2008 03:52AM

1153 Seems like the cells that had sea views weren't so bad; the ones without windows must have been oppressive. Also, there was nowhere for the prisoners to exercise, and no opportunities to work. Even Napoleonic prisoners-of-war were allowed work!
Mar 30, 2008 03:30AM

1153 I've done a few searches on but without result. Maybe you could try plugging in any keywords you might remember from the film?

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