Talk:HMS Victory

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As a commissioned vessel of Her Majesty's Royal Navy in active service, she could even today be made ready for action (if any arose for which she was especially suited) at short notice. However such actions have been restricted in recent years to ceremonial salutes at the most important royal occasions; Victory last performed this duty at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

The reason for it was that I contacted the officials in charge of the restoration, and one of them told me that the condition of the Victory requires permanent dry dock. The masts, instead of resting on the keelson normally, have their full weight on blocks sitting on the bottom of the dry dock. Major portions of the hull are in need of replacement, but funding is low; these portions have been preserved as much as possible. Karajou 11:00, 15 May 2007 (EDT)

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