Not HMS Victory.......
Hello steve,she is far too pretty to be Victory!Wouldn't she make a lovely house boat? GrandLogistics.
Where do you get these things?
Hello Chuck Hill,from "The Big Book Of Ships Nobody's Heard Of"!Really,it takes quite some time to find something which isn't instantly recognisable but isn't so obscure that it would be impossible.Now,if it were not for the high standard of our readers here I could just put up pictures of Perry's and Burkes.In fact,I have been tempted to do a post for ship spotting beginners. GrandLogistics.
Well, there are skylights all along the length of the roof (besides the many windows). I suspect that means she was a school rather than a berthing hulk.
Hello D.E.Reddick,you may have noticed that the paint scheme is very different from similar ships posted previously. GrandLogistics.
Hmmmm,The sailors seated along the quay are wearing white hats. I first thought of American / USN sailors, but I don't believe the USN ever had any four-decker ships of the line. I wonder what other navies with such ships later had sailors wearing white head covers.
I think you have to post remedial ship spotting photos for people like me. I haven't even been close on most of my guesses.
Is it Spanish?
Hello Chuck Hill,no,she is not Spanish.D.E.Reddick was warmish.We shall have to see what we can do for The Bald Cuban Press,his blog is far more amusing than this one,I would recommend stopping by there. GrandLogistics.
Hello,no luck with this one?Would it help if I said she was not a four decker,not originally at least. GrandLogistics.
I was already looking for three deckers and still no luck. I do believe the photo is roughly from 1900.
Uhhhh... a French Océan class ship of the line?
Hello The Bald Cuban Press,she is not an Ocean class.The picture is dated 1898.This ship was in service for 39 years. GrandLogistics.
Since there was a previous mention of HMS Victory, then this posting by Mike Colombaro of Combat Fleets Of The World seems appropriate (and alarming).HMS Victory rotting and being pulled apart under its own weighthttp://combatfleetoftheworld.blogspot.com/2011/01/hms-victory-rotting-and-being-pulled.html
For a few minutes I thought it was HMS Victoria, but the gun ports on the bow aren't right. I've also looked at French, British, Russian, and Austrian ships of that time frame. Cant find a match. Close to giving up.
Hello The Bald Cuban Press,it is a lot easier if you know which country it belongs to.Have a look at the background,maybe that will help.This ship served in at least one war but never fired a shot in anger. GrandLogistics.
Hello D.E.Reddick,that is worrying,if only the Royal Navy's old ships were looked after as well as the United States' Navy's ships. GrandLogistics.
Can't belive I finally found it:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Vermont_(1848)Oooohh my brain hurts.
Finally, good job Cuban.
Hello,and well done The Bald Cuban Press.Congratulations on your first kill.You become an ace when you get up to five.U.S.S.Vermont,completed decades after she was laid down and spent her career as a receiving hulk,much of it in New York.That vessel would have made a fantastic New York City hotel if she was still around. GrandLogistics.
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