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Gun deck of HMS Warrior taken 03.04.2005

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Wonder if they have got her for'd fighting top back now, we were on board very close to the time of that photograph!!
 

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I've boarded warrior twice now and both times it has been extreme bad weather not worth hanging around, I can remember a scaffolded structure going across amidships if that is what you mean, if so I would think it would be completed now, at the time of the review they seamed to be working on her stern section. One day I will board her in decent weather as she is well worth a look over. All the best PHILL
 

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Thanks Phil. They were starting to replace the forrard fighting top when we were on board..well they were actually starting to clear away rigging etc..monumental job which ultimately involved about half the rigging on the ship. I believe that the fighting top weighed over a ton and a half!!. This is the last one to do, cost was absolutely fantastic. We were lucky to meet the Administrator for her when we were on board and were given chapter and verse on it all!!, and much other as well.
She is in good nick though but heaven only knows how much money has been spent on her since they decided to preserve her!!. Worth it though, she really is a very representative vessel of the Victorian Navy.
 

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It was not a shot gun wedding but there was a lot of cannons, muskets and pitols when I married my beloved on Warrior 16/08/2003 yes nearly two years and still not a shot in anger.

Paul
 

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Hi Doug
Were your friends given free entry for life to Warrior, All they have to do is ring first.

There again the cost of the bash I think we helped with the new Teak Deck there putting on.

Paul
 

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I dont know whether they were, will have to try and remember to ask the next time we talk. I thought that their prices were pretty steep from what I heard but a month ago the son of my old school chum was married at an old Priory in Essex......ye gods and little fishes..they only wanted to get married not buy the place!!
 

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Marriage on a warship...mmmmm...ominous start to a marriage. Then again I can't talk I make model siege engines for a hobby, great for chucking cheese balls across the table when my wife bothers me.
 

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Hi Derek

Warrior by name not by nature, she has never fired a gun in anger as her very existance created the air of power required.

But Doug is right the cost of getting spliced, I thought that buying a house was the most expensive bit.

Paul
 

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Ah Paul don't worry about the house .....a house is just a badly built ship.

Hope your marriage continues to be full of bliss etc and your good lady treats you the way a merchant seaman should be treated LOL
 

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