Discussion in 'History' started by soleil, Mar 1, 2013.
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HMS Unicorn drops to dock floor - Heritage - Scotsman.com
The first comment is illuminating.
What a load of crap! 'She is the world's last floating warship from the days of sail'........ so what about Foudroyant? And USS Constitution, which actually still sails from Boston 2 or 3 times a year? And arguably Warrior, though she was steam powered too. I'm sure there are more.
Pedant mode on
The last Foudroyant was HMS Trincomalee but re-named when she was in Pompey harbour all those years. She's since been fully restored, re-named Trincomalee and is in Hartlepool as a museum ship. She's the oldest British warship afloat (Victory is 50 years older but in drydock). Trincomalee is nearly all original as well as she was made of teak. USS Constitution is the oldest afloat worldwide.
Pedant mode off, history lesson complete
Had those in line to be rapidly evacuated become drenched whilst the vessel 'settled/sank' it could have resulted in the headline:
Rummers first ship I believe.
Oh FFS :roll: :wink:
I knew that!! But I couldn't remember what she was called now! Just remember her from sitting in Pompey harbour with the shed on!
Earl of Dalhousie â€˜oustedâ€™ from Unicorn charity - The Scotsman
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