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Thread #114372 Message #2440459
Posted By: Charley Noble
14-Sep-08 - 08:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: Lord Nelson's flagship
Subject: RE: BS: Lord Nelson's flagship
Well, England does have a tradition of hauling its old war relics out to sea, and sinking them. There's the case of the Implacable, ex-Duguay-Tourin in 1949, last survivor of the French fleet which fought at Trafalgar, sunk in deep waters to save the cost of further preservation. Evidently she didn't go down without a fight; she broke her tow-line and sank in her own good time.
Here's a link to a poem that C. Fox Smith composed in her honor: click here for poem