tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post6453291538469528324..comments2020-01-05T17:10:23.809-08:00Comments on Hanging On My Word: Victory ParadeLittle Nellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11862657943846727987noreply@blogger.comBlogger15125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-52752414878567481162012-10-08T15:32:42.716-07:002012-10-08T15:32:42.716-07:00Fascinating information and cute family pictures.....Fascinating information and cute family pictures...the stuff that sepia saturday is made of. I can&#39;t stop thinking about those little boys!<br />BarbaraNorth County Film Clubhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13683794164957833415noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-91521097385006672322012-10-07T21:45:11.992-07:002012-10-07T21:45:11.992-07:00Alas every ship I ever sailed on became either scr...Alas every ship I ever sailed on became either scrap or a reef. I did go on the Queen Mary a few times which now sits in Long Beach, California. My grandmother sailed on her in the 1950s on a visit back to Scotland. How fascinating would it be to go onto a ship as you&#39;ve described knowing an ancestor had sailed on it?Tattered and Losthttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00208918251232477186noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-71841223687610204632012-10-07T06:03:46.641-07:002012-10-07T06:03:46.641-07:00I suppose that, though the life of a sailor was ha...I suppose that, though the life of a sailor was hard by modern standards, it might have compared favourably with the lives they might have lead otherwise - at least they got fed. <br /><br />While Victory was fascinating, I found Warrior much more impressive. Because it has an uncluttered deck, you can see the whole length of it when on board. For that reason, I found the huge batleship USS New Jersey amazing from the quayside, but underwhelming when on board, because you could never see more than about 100 feet, even when on deck.Caminantehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17646486944120926042noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-47753713599301613772012-10-06T19:51:29.332-07:002012-10-06T19:51:29.332-07:00Great post! And your eight-year old self did a gr...Great post! And your eight-year old self did a great job taking that photo! The artifacts from the Mary Rose sound quite fascinating.Jana Iverson Lasthttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07687969613629975601noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-44214673566169870372012-10-06T18:28:39.352-07:002012-10-06T18:28:39.352-07:00The great ships of the line were a marvelous techn...The great ships of the line were a marvelous technology but the sailors&#39; history was pretty horrific. I still can&#39;t imagine fitting 800 men AND all their rope, sails, food, powder, etc. into such small wooden ships. <br /><br />The traditional oakum that they will use to refit the Victory was once the product of the many workhouses in Britain. Impoverished children and the elderly picked through old rotten rope, shredding it into fibers that would be stuffed into the chinks of the wooden hulls.Mike Brubakerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13065245846262417519noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-62904455873233914742012-10-06T17:27:48.630-07:002012-10-06T17:27:48.630-07:00The Dagda figurehead is very impressive. It really...The Dagda figurehead is very impressive. It really looks huge next to the children.Postcardyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16399915833682943432noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-77031761250501479712012-10-06T14:55:28.302-07:002012-10-06T14:55:28.302-07:00Very interesting! As you described the ship, I sta...Very interesting! As you described the ship, I started thinking about our trip to Plymouth and touring the ship there - same reactions of wonder at how they lived aboard these early vessels. And thinking of all the boys on board the Mary Rose. Tragic.Kathyhttp://abbieandeveline.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-28577157272545583822012-10-06T13:19:23.360-07:002012-10-06T13:19:23.360-07:00I love your view on the matter, but that article y...I love your view on the matter, but that article you linked, it says the rotten part of the Hibernia was sold to bakeries. For what purpose? I like nothing rotten near MY food!!<br />:D~ <br />HUGZBruno Lalibertéhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09607511642101907283noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-83993035210156276112012-10-06T08:58:43.630-07:002012-10-06T08:58:43.630-07:00I am told that one of the reasons cots were so sho...I am told that one of the reasons cots were so short then, was that people believed it was dangerous to fall asleep in a horizontal position. All blood would flow towards the brain... So you had to fall asleep in a semi upright position.<br />I certainly did not fall asleep reading your post! Thank you.Peterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08512412669995490110noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-17943557270664025862012-10-06T08:18:41.028-07:002012-10-06T08:18:41.028-07:00You have told us so much today, Nell. Very, very ...You have told us so much today, Nell. Very, very interesting post. Thank you for your effort. I wonder why there were so many young boys aboard that 1545 ship? That must have been such hard work for them. <br /><br />Kathy M.Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07171271956883698673noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-79954664419545691362012-10-06T06:49:38.535-07:002012-10-06T06:49:38.535-07:00Our visit to the SS Great Britain at Bristol was f...Our visit to the SS Great Britain at Bristol was fascinating and I have promised myself that I will get to see Victory and the Mary Rose at Portsmouth and the Cutty Sark at Greenwich. Thanks for jogging my memory.Bob Scotneyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00662958579705940009noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-61384688144465408072012-10-06T06:40:02.716-07:002012-10-06T06:40:02.716-07:00Wow, you certainly did bring forth the &quot;big s...Wow, you certainly did bring forth the &quot;big ships&quot; so very interesting, the stories behind these lovely vessels is always enjoyable for me. Your family look so happy in the first photo, and your brother is so handsome too! I can bet your daughter and son had lots of fun on that trip too, the sights and things they had to see! You are so very lucky to be able to walk in the footsteps of lives so long ago. One of the reasons I can&#39;t wait to visit England again! When I was last there we toured the Dover Castle and got to go inside and through the underground tunnels that they had only recently opened to the public! What fun! You know the more I venture out to see things, the more I realize I&#39;ve missed so much, need to keeping tracking what else I&#39;ve missed!21 Witshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00071361755673253230noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-32205299885798560002012-10-06T05:43:30.630-07:002012-10-06T05:43:30.630-07:00I&#39;d enjoy touring these dockyards. I&#39;m in...I&#39;d enjoy touring these dockyards. I&#39;m in awe of old ships, whether restored or replica. I marvel at how people lived day to day in cramped quarters - no electricity and no refrigeration and no bathrooms! Riding out a storm in a little wooden ship had to be unforgettable, and not necessarily in a good way. Wendyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17863357756727783017noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-50989967166536085162012-10-06T05:14:43.790-07:002012-10-06T05:14:43.790-07:00Thank you for another interesting trip to one of E...Thank you for another interesting trip to one of England&#39;s historical places. I&#39;m impressed that the HMS Victory still is in such a perfect state. No Dutch ships of war survived the 19th century. I remember visiting the Cutty Sark in London (before she burned down) when I was young.Rob From Amersfoorthttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05126935681056217032noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7335697599281687572.post-11168557138520981402012-10-06T03:26:08.271-07:002012-10-06T03:26:08.271-07:00That was really interesting about the Mary Rose, s...That was really interesting about the Mary Rose, so poignant about the ages of the sailors. I remember being very surprised when I found out how old my grandfather was when he ran away to sea, changed his name and told fibs about his age too!courtneycotton01@gmail.comhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13800100799965404408noreply@blogger.com