Archive for February, 2009
I don’t think there’s been a day with more visitors to this blog than yesterday – and all thanks to HMS Victory! Not Nelson’s Victory, of course – the one on dry-dock in Portsmouth, with the MoD trying to weasel its way out of paying for the maintenance – but HMS Victory which sank back in 1744.
As you might can imagine, I’m terribly excited, and can’t wait to hear more about that absolutely terrific find. I really have no words; as somebody with greatest interest for the Georgian navy, I feel like Howard Carter upon finding King Tut’s tomb.
For now, I’d like to direct you all to the Discovery Channel’s “Treasure Quest; Victory Special”, will be shown at 2100 GMT on 8 February.
The Victory! Huzzah!