Did the fish and chips thing here.
The channel, looking East toward the odious French
104 guns. The lower gundeck is not a
seadeck (ports blocked, just like Unix today). Half the guns are
there, along with 12 men per gun, tropical heat, darkness and the
livestock. No wonder floggings were de jour; most of the men were
pressed. The mast didn't look like wood to me. Found out
that the technology to make wooden masts of this size has been
lost. They're painted copper.
There were 23 Americans on board at Trafalgar.
They're quite serious about no photography on board. Can't
Dr. Maturin's instruments
From the British Museum.
POWs were kept on rotting hulks until they died, then
tossed on this island, which the locals named.
Last of the classic warships, built for Queen Victoria.
The speed and firepower were such that nobody challenged her.