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Paul Pless
12-08-2013, 04:28 PM
1858

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/USS_Constitution_ready_for_launch.jpg

Gerarddm
12-08-2013, 04:44 PM
What's up with the jagged waterline, it doesn't follow the run of the planking?

bogdog
12-08-2013, 04:47 PM
They did some other frightful things to her later on. http://seacoastnh.com/earlyphotos/ironsides/photos/5.GIF

johnw
12-08-2013, 05:05 PM
What's up with the jagged waterline, it doesn't follow the run of the planking?

Could be the copper came in squares.

Captain Intrepid
12-08-2013, 05:17 PM
They did some other frightful things to her later on. http://seacoastnh.com/earlyphotos/ironsides/photos/5.GIF

Whats so frightful about that? Better to hulk a vessel and keep her useful instead of just scrapping her.

skuthorp
12-08-2013, 05:20 PM
They did some other frightful things to her later on. http://seacoastnh.com/earlyphotos/ironsides/photos/5.GIF
Typical TS or prison hulk conversion for that matter. Probably the reason she survived. Even HMS Victory had a period like that.

I found this though http://historicalfirearms.tumblr.com/post/47786491854/steam-sail-in-this-photograph-taken-of
http://24.media.tumblr.com/40fc0a783fe371b949fd23c3d815815c/tumblr_ml5gedHcHn1s57vgxo1_1280.jpg


and http://imustgodowntotheseaagain.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/wooden-walls-in-portsmouth-harbour.html

Gerarddm
12-08-2013, 05:44 PM
"Wooden walls", indeed!