Tag Archives: HMS Victory

Remembering Admiral Lord Nelson

Trafalgar Day – 21st October. Trafalgar Day is the most important day in the calendar of HMS Victory, the oldest commissioned warship in the world. Each year on 21 October a ceremony is held on board Victory marking the anniversary … Continue reading

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Dining with Admirals (Not in my Day)

Outstanding men and women from across the Naval Service celebrated the greatest sea victory in British history at a unique dinner aboard Nelson’s flagship. Ninety-four sailors and Royal Marines were invited to join First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas … Continue reading

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Did You Ever Wonder Where Old English Saying Originated

Did you ever wonder where the old saying such as “Its raining cats and dogs” or One for the road” came from???? if not then read on. There is an old hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London which used to have … Continue reading

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Royal Navy Pusser Rum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak7-2KbrZjo&feature=player_embedded This five-minute video details the history and lore of Pusser’s Rum and its connection to the sea for over three centuries. See the daily tradition of the “tot” aboard British Navy ships, Cheers and bottoms up!!! God Bless and … Continue reading

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Gender Equality – Health & Safety

Imagine how the Battle of Trafalgar would have turned out under today’s equality rights etc. Nelson: “Order the signal, Hardy.” Hardy: “Aye, aye sir.” Nelson: “Hold on, this isn’t what I dictated to Flags. What’s the meaning of this?” Hardy: … Continue reading

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Hard-A-Starboard-Answered

My issue with the movie makers has been answered. Hard a starboard was indeed the correct order on the bridge of Titanic. My old shipmate (smarter than me)has provided the most likely answer. I have pasted it below for you … Continue reading

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HMS Caroline-Titanic Quarter

Just the other day I was reading on-line about the Titanic Quarter a 7 Billion pound project on the Belfast waterfront. This is an amazing project, and I hope I will get a chance to visit in the not too … Continue reading

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Battle of Trafalgar

I’m a bit remiss in posting this reminder of the famous Battle of Trafalgar that took place on the 21st October 1805. Lord Nelson’s fleet defeated the combine forces of the French and Spanish fleets. Losing this battle ended Napoleon’s … Continue reading

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