After visiting HMS Victory, we popped into the museum. The light was atrocious and my aim was off, so the quality of the photographs sucketh majorly, lol. Anyway, here are some of the photographs and here is the slideshow for all the photographs.
Victory’s guns, fore mast and bow sprite in a model. It is amazing that the range of the guns were just about a mile in length. So you had to get up and personal. Imagine trying to aim in a rolling and pitching sea? Which is also another reason why they had to fire broadsides..
These are certificates of hurts and wounds, allowing the seaman to claim for pensions.
Then there is a section which talks about the anti slavery effort. Quite impressive, what UK did to fight against this scourge despite being heavily involved in it at one time. One of the Royal Navy’s finest hours.
Some posters as you walk up:
The price of an African slave, $850. Pretty cheap, eh?
I wouldn't be able to fit in at all, into that shelf. Bastards.
Now to the figurehead section.
Now for Nelson’s Funeral Barge. I was reminded of Diana’s funeral, I guess it was similar in terms of the national impact.
This bell was nicked by the Royal Navy from Ningpo in 1841.
The old ship’s timers were used to floor the museum. Pretty nice, eh? walking on wooden timbers which have seen blood, sweat, tears, gore, sea water and and and.
Some of the personal weapons used on board
You could try to lift one of these rifles. Bloody heavy, I have to admit.
Finally, some old cannons lets outside. I have to get into the HMS Belfast one of these days.