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2008-09-15 -Short Attention Span Theater-
RN may hand over HMS Victory to charity
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Posted by Nimble Spemble 2008-09-15 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [487 views ]  Top

#1 No need to preserve anything that thye might be proud of since they've already surrendered to Sharia law.
Posted by Mike N. 2008-09-15 00:22||   2008-09-15 00:22|| Front Page Top

#2 About time for the Lady of the Lake to give the sword Excalibur to some deserving, if bloody minded, SAS Captain, who has little hesitation about purging England of its pestilence.
Posted by Anonymoose 2008-09-15 00:46||   2008-09-15 00:46|| Front Page Top

#3 You know, the British Royal family pays NO taxes and is worth several BILLION dollars - one would think that they should take over this public trust and make it a shining example of their allegiance the British people and their history.
Posted by Shieldwolf 2008-09-15 02:04||   2008-09-15 02:04|| Front Page Top

#4 MOD's having difficulty kitting out soldiers in theater.  I doubt they are insensitive to the value of the ship.   The real question is whether the rest of the UK is.
Posted by lotp 2008-09-15 07:23||   2008-09-15 07:23|| Front Page Top

#5 So true, Shieldwolf. There's a reason it's called the Royal Navy unlike the British Army which isn't Royal. But the Royal Family is now purely hired, and well paid, celebrities for the masses. Perhaps a Cromwell...
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2008-09-15 07:53||   2008-09-15 07:53|| Front Page Top

#6 Buy it, and put it right next to Old Ironsides.
Posted by mojo">mojo  2008-09-15 10:55||   2008-09-15 10:55|| Front Page Top

#7 Increase the price for people to see it, ever so slightly.

Sell some merchandise that people might want to buy. Nelson caps and foam swords come to mind. I was just at HMS VIctory a couple of months ago and it's wonderful, but the Victory was not very well merchandized, perhaps they think the idea is garish but tourists want to have something to go away with. Memories and all. If you wanted King Henry IIX stuff it was there in spades but not so much the NElson stuff.
Posted by rjschwarz 2008-09-15 11:17||   2008-09-15 11:17|| Front Page Top

#8 I love Mojo's suggestion!
Posted by Yosemite Sam 2008-09-15 11:52||   2008-09-15 11:52|| Front Page Top

#9 I was at Waterloo several thousand years ago. From the content of the souvenir shops one could come away with the impression that the Frenchies won that one.
Posted by Fred 2008-09-15 12:25||   2008-09-15 12:25|| Front Page Top

#10 Was it Lord Nelson who said "The wogs begin at Calais"?
Posted by mojo">mojo  2008-09-15 14:34||   2008-09-15 14:34|| Front Page Top

#11 Why not just charge 3-5 euro per person to get on the the boat and see it? If it gets 500,000 visitors a year then surely a small charge to a person will then cover the cost.
Posted by Charles 2008-09-15 17:46||   2008-09-15 17:46|| Front Page Top

#12 Nelson would weep to see the British Navy brought so low.
Posted by DarthVader 2008-09-15 17:49||   2008-09-15 17:49|| Front Page Top

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