- Dec 15, 2019
You wouldn’t think that rigging would penetrate below deck around the canon like that... Almost impossible to get to, especially if you really had to in a hurry.!!Hi Jim!
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On this large model in Portsmouth you can see how the ropes go through the hull into the upper deck. Guess where they were moored? On the original you can't see the ropes because the Victory is not fully rigged. On her photo you can also see the double sheave.
With best regards
It must be around 36 years since my last visit to HMS Victory.
While watching a walk-through video on Yootoob I spotted a couple of gigantic cleats inside the upper gun deck.
I can't imagine what would have been secured to these cleats -- anyone have an answer to that?
Here's a screenshot >
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Thanks for your comments, Howard, John, Uwe and Thomas.
Uwe ~ thanks for that informative link. Just to clarify -- on the extreme right of the drawing there are two sheaves for the main sheet. Would the main sheet have been belayed to the right hand cleat (as viewed in the drawing)?
And I have to say - you seem to be able to dredge up all kinds on information on sailing ships. I think you should write an encyclopaedia on sailing ships - it could be called "Uwepedia Of Sailing Vessels".