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'Revolutionary' 18th Century naval ship to go on displa... - 12/12/2019 3:56:47 AM   
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The wreck of the 18th century ship HMS Invincible has been salvaged and items will be on display.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-dorset-50747903/revolutionary-18th-century-naval-ship-to-go-on-display-in-poole

Artefacts from one of Britain's most revolutionary warships, the HMS Invincible, have been unveiled.

The ship, which was captured from the French in 1747, changed the way the Royal Navy designed ships.

HMS Invincible sank in the Solent in 1758 and was rediscovered by a fisherman in 1979.

A salvage operation began three years ago, and more than 2,000 artefacts have been recovered, including sections of the hull, tobacco pipes and ceramic hair curlers used by officers to curl their wigs.

BBC reporter Duncan Kennedy was given an exclusive first view of the items in Poole before they go on display to the public in 2020.
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RE: 'Revolutionary' 18th Century naval ship to go on di... - 12/12/2019 9:40:37 AM   
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French design.

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RE: 'Revolutionary' 18th Century naval ship to go on di... - 12/12/2019 10:00:33 AM   
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Artefacts from one of Britain's most revolutionary warships, the HMS Invincible, have been unveiled.

The ship, which was captured from the French in 1747, changed the way the Royal Navy designed ships.






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RE: 'Revolutionary' 18th Century naval ship to go on di... - 12/12/2019 10:50:11 AM   
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It was acknowledged that the French designed and built the best ships during the wooden ships period. But many very able French captains were Royalists and were dismissed or guillotined. Most were replaced by less capable political appointees. The result was that many French ships were captured during the Napoleonic wars and used against France by the Royal Navy.

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RE: 'Revolutionary' 18th Century naval ship to go on di... - 12/12/2019 1:58:58 PM   
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The entitled bastards.

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RE: 'Revolutionary' 18th Century naval ship to go on di... - 12/13/2019 4:33:15 PM   
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I've always thought of the "74's" as the standard ship of the line in the age of wood and sail. Apparently, the Invincible was the first 74 in the Royal Navy, and the heyday only lasted until the end of the Napoleonic wars, or about 70 years.

Incidentally, the name "invincible" seems to have been tempting fate. Of the six HMS Invincibles, only two survived to be retired. The rest were sunk in accidents, storms, or (most famously) blown in two at Jutland.

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RE: 'Revolutionary' 18th Century naval ship to go on di... - 12/13/2019 8:07:16 PM   
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