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Old 06-03-2007, 08:36 AM   #15
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Stephen

Sorry have another guess

Although lots of members are looking we are the only 2 playing.

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Old 06-03-2007, 09:38 AM   #16
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Here's an intersting one.
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Here's an intersting one.
USS Constitution, i.e., Old Ironsides? Out for her annual sortie to turn herself around?
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:21 PM   #18
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At a guess, I would say that she is H.M.S. Bounty. Am I right?
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Its The Grand Turk

She was used in the making of "Hornblower"

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Old 06-03-2007, 12:35 PM   #19
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Here's an intersting one.
Hi

Thats a nice shot wouldnt like to be on the receivig end of them cannons.

Heres another one

Didn't want to get to close to this beasty,

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I'm guessing HMS Ark Royal ?

Keep the boat quizz going...
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USS Constitution, i.e., Old Ironsides? Out for her annual sortie to turn herself around?
JeanneP is Correct!

Type: Frigate (44 guns)

Launched: October 21, 1797

At: Edmond Hartt Shipyard, Boston, Massachusetts

Major Overhaul: 1992-1996

Length: 204 feet (overall)

Beam: 43 feet, 5 inches

Draft: 22 feet, 6 inches

Displacement: 2,200 tons

Armament: Twenty 32 pounder carronades; thirty 24 pounder long guns; two 24 pounder bow chasers

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USS Constitution

Charlestown Navy Yard

Boston, Massachusetts 02129-1797

(617) 242-5671

Fax: (617) 242-5616

http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil

Latitude: 42.372456, Longitude: -71.056604

"Old Ironsides" is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. USS Constitution is one of six ships ordered by President George Washington to protect America's growing maritime interests in the 1790s. Constitution soon earned widespread renown for her ability to punish French privateers in the Caribbean and thwart the Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean. The ship's greatest glory came during the War of 1812 when she defeated four British frigates. During the battle against the HMS Guerriere, seamen watched British cannon balls bounce off her 21-inch thick oak sides, earning the vessel her famous nickname.

After Oliver Wendell Holmes' poem helped save Constitution from scrapping in 1830, the ship performed many military tasks in the following century, including service as both a barracks and training ship. Constitution was restored in 1927 with contributions from the nation's school children. After being towed coast-to-coast, Constitution was moored at the Charlestown Navy Yard in 1934. Her basic lines have not been altered nor symbolic value reduced, as she exemplifies an 1812 appearance.

Constitution is towed into Boston Harbor for her annual 4th of July cruise, during which she fires a 21-gun National Salute. She also makes another six or seven cruises into Boston Harbor each year. Manned by an active duty U.S. Navy crew, Constitution is open year round for free public tours in the Charlestown Navy Yard. In the summer of 1997, Constitution sailed under her own canvas for the first time in 116 years. Nearby, the USS Constitution Museum and World War II destroyer USS Cassin Young are also open to the public.

USS Constitution is a National Historic Landmark.

She received the World Ship Trust Maritime Heritage Award in 1987.

In 2004, she was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat.
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:20 PM   #22
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Hi

We will have to get HMS Victory afloat which is in Portsmouth . Were just waiting for a few spare parts and then she'll be ready to go!!

The way things are going she may be needed to defend her country again. We havent any others RN ships left.

The Aircraft Carrier is USS Wasp going down the English Channel last year.

We didnt want to get to close.

Ill post another piccie later on.

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Old 06-04-2007, 08:47 PM   #23
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Hi All,

Here than is another contribution from a bygone age... the world's first turbine vessel. Any takers? Should not be too difficult - the name is on the bow but a little info might not be amis.

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Old 06-04-2007, 10:27 PM   #24
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Hi Stephen

Found this on the net. I think we are all learning something because I had never heard of this one before.

Turbinia

Career England

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Launched: 1894

Status: Museum ship

General characteristics

Displacement: 44.5 tons

Length: 103 ft 9 in (31.6 m)

Beam: 9 ft (2.7 m)

Draught: 3 ft (0.9 m)

Propulsion: Three-stage axial-flow Parsons steam turbine driving two 12 ft 6 in (3.8 m) outer shafts, each with three 18 in (457 mm) diameter, 24 in (610 mm) pitch propellers, and one inner shaft with three propellers.2,000 hp (1.5 MW) three-drum water-tube coal fired boiler with double ended 1,100 ft (102 m) heating surface.200 lbf/in (1.4 MPa), 170 lbf/in (1.2 MPa) at the turbine

Speed: 34.5 knots (64 km/h)

Turbinia was the first steam turbine powered steamship, built as an experimental vessel in 1894 and demonstrated dramatically at the Spithead Navy Review in 1897, setting the standard for the next generation of steamships. The vessel can still be seen at The Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, while its original powerplant can be found at the London Science Museum.

Charles Algernon Parsons invented the steam turbine in 1884, and having foreseen its potential to power ships he set up the Marine Steam Turbine Company with five associates in 1893. To develop this he had the experimental vessel Turbinia built of very light steel by the firm of Brown and Hood, based at Wallsend on Tyne.

The Admiralty was kept informed of developments, and Turbinia was launched on 2 August 1894. Despite the success of the turbine engine, initial trials with one propeller were disappointing. After researching the problem of cavitation and constructing the first cavitation tunnel, Parsons fitted three axial flow turbines to three shafts, each shaft in turn driving three propellers. In trials this achieved a top speed of over 34 knots (63 km/h), so that "the passengers aboard would be convinced beyond all doubt Turbinia was Charles Parsons' winning North Sea greyhound".

As an audacious publicity stunt Parsons brought the ship uninvited to the Navy Review for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee at Spithead on 26 June 1897 and in front of the Prince of Wales, Lords of the Admiralty and foreign dignitaries the Turbinia, much faster than any other ships, raced between the two lines of large ships and easily evaded the Navy's patrol boats.

After further high speed trials attended by the Admiralty, Parsons set up the Turbinia Works at Wallsend which then constructed two turbine powered torpedo boats for the Navy, HMS Viper and HMS Cobra which were launched in 1899. Although both these vessels tragically came to grief, the Admiralty was convinced. In 1900 the Turbinia steamed to Paris and was shown to French officials then displayed at the Paris Exhibition.

The first turbine powered merchant vessel, the Clyde steamer TS King Edward, followed in 1901. (Her successor, the TS Queen Mary of 1932, is now a floating restaurant on the River Thames in London) The Admiralty confirmed in 1905 that all future Royal Navy vessels were to be turbine powered, and in 1906 the first turbine powered battleship, HMS Dreadnought was launched.

In 2000, the yacht was the focal point of a year long 10.7m redevelopment programme at Newcastle's Discovery Museum. Prior to which she was located at Newcastle's Military Vehicle Museum where she had been since being re-united with her aft section in the early 1960s, after being cut in two in 1927.

She looks a sleek little ship must have been pretty slick in her time.

My work boats cruise at 34 knots thats with twin diesel jet engines I bet the guy shovelling the coal ended up kn******d after a hard day at work.

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Old 06-04-2007, 10:53 PM   #25
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Brilliant reply.

Turbinia is an old friend of mine. I would go and visit her whenever I was in Newcastle. I fell in love with her hull form the first time I ever saw her.

And so...another one for you....I hope this one will not be so easy.



Again, the flag is a clear aid to identification but the vessel is not photographed here in the environment in which she was most often seen.

Good luck in identifying her

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Hi Stephen

That looks like "The Fram"

She was the boat that went to try and discover the Poles or something similar.

She was built for work in the Ice by Colin Archer

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Hi

We spotted this tug last week thought it was on fire at first

I dont know anything about it

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Spot on again!

She is the Fram and is currently in a museum in Oslo. Apparantly a great and strong ship but like all vessels built for ice the thing rolled very heavily.

Here is a more modern ship for folks to identify.....no clues given

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