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Sep 15, 2012, 10:35 AM
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i'm sure the whole world would like to see her sail somewhere......but ...for some deep deep mysterious reason................she won't .....
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Sep 15, 2012, 04:10 PM
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This is much more like it...

H.M.S Surprise Sail (3 min 3 sec)

Sails drawing, a slight heel and even if she might be motoring along at least it looks like she`s sailing
Sep 24, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by yancovitch
i'm sure the whole world would like to see her sail somewhere......but ...for some deep deep mysterious reason................she won't .....
its not like we havent repaired her in the past or just maintained her
Nov 28, 2012, 01:28 PM
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USS CONSTITUTION has been considered a National Shrine and as such, will never again be put in harm's way.

Such was not the case with the Bounty and look what happened to her...
Nov 28, 2012, 04:44 PM
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the sunk bounty wasn`t the original ship but a much larger replic under commercial pressures that might or might not have caused the decision to get to sea during teh approaching storm.
But she was doing what she was built to do, sail

Now as USS Constitution is a commissioned Navy ship, the commercial pressure should be pretty small and not really influencing her operation, so as an active US Navy unit she should get out there and sail !

at least there is no tug at her side in that pic

much better...

Nov 28, 2012, 05:16 PM
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I suspect that the USS Constitution is not sailed anywhere for the same reason the HMS Victory stays at home - even if they could be made seaworthy, the Admiral who happened to let her sink, even though no fault of his own, would be keelhauled :-)
Nov 28, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Would be neat to get Surprise/Rose out of San Diego for a while and into Boston Harbor to see them together in the same photo. Or better yet, someone spend millions to build a replica of HMS Guerrière. : ) That'd make a neat annual celebration in the harbor.


just saw this. Nice side by side.
Last edited by TBowman; Nov 28, 2012 at 05:32 PM.

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