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Thread #62576   Message #1011636
Posted By: LadyJean
02-Sep-03 - 07:22 PM
Thread Name: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
Subject: RE: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
With regards to sinking the Golden Vanity, am I the only catter who has seen the Mary Rose, in Portsmouth Harbor?! It was a small ship, without a copper bottom, and it sank because it had too many nice, big cannons on board, and the crew didn't really know what they were doing.
I'm not sure what kind of sailors the Turks were. Or how many guns a Turkish ship carried.
What I do remember is the guide telling us that it was, "About three degrees in there" and hoping we were all wearing something warm. I was, but it wasn't warm enough for three degrees fahrenheit. Of course she was talking celsius, which is a good deal warmer.