Welcome Guest Search | Active Topics | Log In | Register

4 Pages <1234>
USS Constitution book competition - now closed! Options
Tomick
#21 Posted : 18 May 2017 22:20:52

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 43,457
Points: -6,368
Final question coming soon, you guys ready Laugh LOL
Tomick
#22 Posted : 19 May 2017 07:44:25

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 43,457
Points: -6,368
Steady......Laugh LOL
jase
#23 Posted : 19 May 2017 09:36:32

Rank: Super-Elite

Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of HonourPublisher Medal: Featured Build of the MonthActive Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalTurquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contributionOutstanding Build: An award for an outstanding build
Groups: Registered

Joined: 21/03/2010
Posts: 7,604
Points: 22,079
Tomick wrote:
Steady......Laugh LOL


Dam in work and left all my answers at home good look the rest of of you!!

Mr T your such a tease BigGrin Flapper Flapper
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
-Mark Twain
Tomick
#24 Posted : 19 May 2017 09:45:47

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 43,457
Points: -6,368
jase wrote:
Tomick wrote:
Steady......Laugh LOL


Dam in work and left all my answers at home good look the rest of of you!!

Mr T your such a tease BigGrin Flapper Flapper
Well, someone did mention having a bit of fun..Laugh LOL
Tomick
#25 Posted : 19 May 2017 13:55:20

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 43,457
Points: -6,368
USS Constitution just arrived into the warehouse, soon be on sale Drool
MFG
#26 Posted : 19 May 2017 14:09:26

Rank: Pro
Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 27/02/2017
Posts: 410
Points: 1,220
Location: Lancashire
Tomick wrote:
USS Constitution just arrived into the warehouse, soon be on sale Drool

Hi,

That great news, looking forward to getting going BigGrin

May.
Tomick
#27 Posted : 19 May 2017 16:16:21

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 43,457
Points: -6,368
Go! Drool

The fifth and final entry question noted below:

5. In the USS Constitution Museum, a large Treble block is on display in the main gallery.

a) What is it's name?

b) What was it used for?

c) Why is it unique?


You now have all five questions - be the first to post a correct entry for all five questions and win!

Entry rules are at post #1

Good luck!
jase
#28 Posted : 19 May 2017 20:09:02

Rank: Super-Elite

Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of HonourPublisher Medal: Featured Build of the MonthActive Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalTurquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contributionOutstanding Build: An award for an outstanding build
Groups: Registered

Joined: 21/03/2010
Posts: 7,604
Points: 22,079
OK

This is what I think

Question 1 - The Nickname “Old Ironsides” On Aug. 19, 1812, the American frigate USS Constitution routed British forces in a War of 1812 battle in the North Atlantic Ocean, earning the nickname “Old Ironsides.”

HMS Britannia was known as 'Old Ironsides' long before USS Constitution.

Question 2 - 34800 feet standard rigging and 8 miles running rigging

Question 3 - Parys Mine Company of Greenfield Valley, Holywell, North Wales

Question 4 - brass "howitzer" of about 3 inch


Question 5- a. treble made block
b. served to careen or heave-down a Ship as in roll her over
c. May be the earliest example before common practice of blocks for careen purposes

Blink Jase
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
-Mark Twain
arpurchase
#29 Posted : 19 May 2017 20:32:00

Rank: Super-Elite

Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of HonourPublisher Medal: Featured Build of the MonthActive Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalTurquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contributionOutstanding Build: An award for an outstanding build
Groups: Registered

Joined: 27/09/2011
Posts: 15,210
Points: 46,177
Location: Dudley
Sorry Jase your answers 2, 4 and 5c are incorrect
Current builds:-C57,Zero, Lamborghini Countach, Caldercraft HMS Agamemnon,Robi,R2-D2, MFH Cobra .

jase
#30 Posted : 19 May 2017 20:57:34

Rank: Super-Elite

Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of HonourPublisher Medal: Featured Build of the MonthActive Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalTurquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contributionOutstanding Build: An award for an outstanding build
Groups: Registered

Joined: 21/03/2010
Posts: 7,604
Points: 22,079
arpurchase wrote:
Sorry Jase your answers 2, 4 and 5c are incorrect



hmmm, all parts of Q5?

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
-Mark Twain
arpurchase
#31 Posted : 19 May 2017 21:08:50

Rank: Super-Elite

Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of HonourPublisher Medal: Featured Build of the MonthActive Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalTurquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contributionOutstanding Build: An award for an outstanding build
Groups: Registered

Joined: 27/09/2011
Posts: 15,210
Points: 46,177
Location: Dudley
jase wrote:
arpurchase wrote:
Sorry Jase your answers 2, 4 and 5c are incorrect



hmmm, all parts of Q5?



I said that 5 C was wrong from question 5
Current builds:-C57,Zero, Lamborghini Countach, Caldercraft HMS Agamemnon,Robi,R2-D2, MFH Cobra .

tnequette
#32 Posted : 20 May 2017 00:02:24

Rank: Pro

Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of HonourRed Medal: Red Medal
Groups: Registered

Joined: 22/12/2015
Posts: 222
Points: 704
Location: Birmingham, AL, USA
Ok,

#1- The crew observed the round shot of the HMS Guerriere bouncing off her thick live oak sides and pronounce "She must be made of iron!" HMS Britannia also carried the nickname.

#2- According to the 1992 Rebuild Bill Of Materials per the Navy yard she carried 35,000 feet of standing rigging and 8 miles or Running rigging. so, 77,240 feet or 14.62 miles. (Jase may have gotten this one? )

#3- Parys Mine Company

#4 - Two kegs of Boston Lager per top! (This has stumped me!)

#5- a. "A chip off the old block"
b. To careen the ship for bottom work
c. The three sheaves were cast by Paul Revere
Tomick
#33 Posted : 20 May 2017 02:11:18

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 43,457
Points: -6,368
tnequette wrote:
Ok,

#1- The crew observed the round shot of the HMS Guerriere bouncing off her thick live oak sides and pronounce "She must be made of iron!" HMS Britannia also carried the nickname.

#2- According to the 1992 Rebuild Bill Of Materials per the Navy yard she carried 35,000 feet of standing rigging and 8 miles or Running rigging. so, 77,240 feet or 14.62 miles. (Jase may have gotten this one? )

#3- Parys Mine Company

#4 - Two kegs of Boston Lager per top! (This has stumped me!)

#5- a. "A chip off the old block"
b. To careen the ship for bottom work
c. The three sheaves were cast by Paul Revere


Oh dear, answers #2, #4, #5a and #5c are not the answers we are looking for.


Tomick
#34 Posted : 20 May 2017 02:13:52

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 43,457
Points: -6,368
Here's a clue - all of the answers we are looking for can be found on the USS Constitution website
Tomick
#35 Posted : 20 May 2017 11:07:59

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 43,457
Points: -6,368
The correct answers thus far:

1. In 1812 USS Constitution routed British forces in the North Atlantic, earning the ship the nickname of "Old Ironsides".

The Royal Navy ship HMS Britannia was known as "Old Ironsides" before USS Constitution


3. Parys mine company.


5.
a) Treble "Made" block.

b) Served to careen or heave-down a vessel.


The questions still to get right along with clues noted below:

2. What is the total length of rope used on USS Constitution (including the running rigging)? - (in the sense of frigates the size of USS Constitution - in miles).

4. What were the items mounted on the lower mast tops for the first voyage of USS Constitution and what was the size? - (Howitzers or Carronades is correct - (Paul Revere successfully completed a US government contract for ten howitzers - but what size?)

5. In the USS Constitution Museum, a large Treble block is on display in the main gallery.
c) Why is it unique?
- (In addition to heave her down to complete the copper sheathing and remove the launch cradle, its story suggests that it was used on a certain date).

All answers can be found within the USS Constitution official website
https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/

MFG
#36 Posted : 20 May 2017 12:55:39

Rank: Pro
Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 27/02/2017
Posts: 410
Points: 1,220
Location: Lancashire
Hi,

Lets have ago at this......

Q2: The total length of cordage used = 40 miles

Q4: 10 x 8 inch howitzers

Q5: The treble block was used in 1867 to lower a siphon into the river Bass and also moved a 84 ton cannon at castle island

May.
Tomick
#37 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:01:54

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 43,457
Points: -6,368
MFG wrote:
Hi,

Lets have ago at this......

Q2: The total length of cordage used = 40 miles

Q4: 10 x 8 inch howitzers

Q5: The treble block was used in 1867 to lower a siphon into the river Bass and also moved a 84 ton cannon at castle island

May.
So vey close, just one incorrect! -

Your answers for Q2 and Q4 are correct.

Yor answer for Q5c is incorrect.



Tomick
#38 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:07:32

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 43,457
Points: -6,368
The correct answers thus far:

1. In 1812 USS Constitution routed British forces in the North Atlantic, earning the ship the nickname of "Old Ironsides".

The Royal Navy ship HMS Britannia was known as "Old Ironsides" before USS Constitution

2. A sailing frigate the size of “Old Ironsides” required approximately 40 miles of cordage of varying diameters

3. Parys mine company.

4. 8" Carronades (or Howitzers as known in the USA).

5.
a) Treble "Made" block.

b) Served to careen or heave-down a vessel.


This just leaves part c of question 5 to get right - a clue is noted below:


5. In the USS Constitution Museum, a large Treble block is on display in the main gallery.
c) Why is it unique?
- (In addition to heave her down to complete the copper sheathing and remove the launch cradle, its story suggests that it was used on a certain date).

The answer can be found within the USS Constitution official website
https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/
birdaj2
#39 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:09:26

Rank: Super-Elite

Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of HonourActive Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalTurquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contribution
Groups: Registered

Joined: 31/05/2010
Posts: 5,300
Points: 15,954
Location: Wiltshire
Question 5C

The story associated with the piece suggests it was used during Constitution’s launch in 1797, or more likely, to heave her down shortly after to complete the copper sheathing and remove the launching cradle

November 18, 1867,The block also helped shift an 84-ton cannon at Castle Island. [6] Daniel Adams would be proud.
Happy Modelling

BUILDING: Harley Davidson Fat boy, Lam. Countach, Hachette Spitfire Mk 1A, Constructo Mayflower
COLLECTING 1:200 Bismarck (Hachette)
SUBSCRIPTION COMPLETE (Awaiting building): USS Constitution, Sovereign of the Seas
COMPLETED: Porsche 911, E-Type Jaguar
MFG
#40 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:10:18

Rank: Pro
Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 27/02/2017
Posts: 410
Points: 1,220
Location: Lancashire
Tomick wrote:
So vey close, just one incorrect! -

Your answers for Q2 and Q4 are correct.

Yor answer for Q5c is incorrect.





LOL LOL LOL Q5c was the one I was the most confidant with!!!


May.
Users browsing this topic
Guest
4 Pages <1234>
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Powered by YAF | YAF © 2003-2009, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 0.532 seconds.
DeAgostini