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HMS Sutherland's Last Battle by Geoff Hunt. Anther in the series of painting by Geoff Hunt honouring Hornblower and his creator C.S.Forester. Taken from the book-"A Ship of the Line" it depicts the battle between Hornblower's command Sutherland and 4 French ships of the line, which had boken through the British blockade of Toulon.

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Baker's Dozen of the Napoleonic Era - Page 18 - Armchair General and HistoryNet >> The Best Forums in History Historic Ships of the Napoleonic Wars

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She went on to become the second oldest ship in the Royal Navy after HMS Victory. When the Royal Navy finally scuttled Implacable by explosive charge on 2 December 1949, she flew both the French and British flags side-by-side as she sank.

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HMS Victory is the Royal Navy's most famous warship. She is the world's oldest commissioned ship and a proud memorial to Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, Britain's greatest Naval hero. Standing proud in her home of No. 2 dry dock, HMS Victory is one of the most famous warships ever built. Built between 1759-1765, Victory was a first-rate, ship-of-the-line.

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An armillary sphere (variations are known as spherical astrolabe, armilla, or armil) is a model of objects in the sky (in the celestial sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on Earth, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features such as the ecliptic. As such, it differs from a celestial globe, which is a smooth sphere whose principal purpose is to map the constellations.

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THIS IRRITATES ME SO MUCH! They just crossed the line of cruelty. No dementor, no matter how evil, should have to live with her.<<< Pinning for brilliant comment!!!<<< hahahahaha!!!!!

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from Untold Morsels - travel and culture blog

The best of London - exploring glorious Greenwich

Greenwich | London - great things to do in Greenwich. Discover museums, restored clipper ship the Cutty Sark and walk over the meridian line at this fascinating area of London. A trip to Greenwich is a wonderful day out in London.

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