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Tomick
#41 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:15:09

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birdaj2 wrote:
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.
Not the answer we are looking for am afraid, its so very easy if you think about it, though it is actually noted on the site
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#42 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:20:22

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So to throw this out there again..

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/
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#43 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:25:03

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#44 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:26:07

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Actually birdaj2, you are correct with 1797 noted in your previous reply - The story associated with the piece suggests it was used during Constitution’s launch in 1797

Well done Tony, you are the winner of this this competition Cool

Can you PM me your address detail and will get the book shipped to you once you have provided USS Constitution Subscription proof, enjoy!
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#45 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:33:57

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The correct answers

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.

c) The story associated with the piece suggests it was used during Constitution’s launch in 1797

All answers can be found within the USS Constitution official website
https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/
MFG
#46 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:34:32

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Hi,

Congrats Tony, Well done

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#47 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:36:46

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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.



hmm they were going to be my next answers, q5 had me stumped
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#48 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:42:38

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well done tonyCool Cool
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#49 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:59:07

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Thanks to all that took part, was quite exciting towards the end Cool

We will be holding a similar competiton at a later date, to win a copy of the 491 page book "Vasa I - The Archaeology of a Swedish Warship of 1628" which has been compiled by Fred Hocker, who since 2004 as Director of Vasa Research, has been responsible for the comprehensive publication of the find. http://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/vasa-i.html

Fred has also provided the most current information of the ship and assisted in the kit design of our Vasa kit, which is the most accurate representation of Vasa to date!
He is currently working on Vasa II which is due for release in 2017, both books work hand in hand.

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#50 Posted : 20 May 2017 14:03:54

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May/Jase

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#51 Posted : 20 May 2017 14:18:15

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BigGrin Congrats Tony on being the winnerCool
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#52 Posted : 20 May 2017 14:31:18

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BigGrin Congrats Tony on being the winnerCool


Andy

Many thanks.

Looking forward to following along with your official build for this one.
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#53 Posted : 20 May 2017 14:52:13

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Well done Tony BigGrin regards PhilCool
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#54 Posted : 20 May 2017 15:13:21

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Well done Tony!!!!!!!!

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#55 Posted : 20 May 2017 15:24:34

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Attaboy Tony!

That was fun!

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#56 Posted : 20 May 2017 16:53:16

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Well done Tony.

Cool Cool Cool Cool

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#57 Posted : 20 May 2017 17:35:39

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#58 Posted : 20 May 2017 20:32:40

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#59 Posted : 20 May 2017 22:55:34

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Congratulations Tony, excellent effort and well deserved.....Cool Cool

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#60 Posted : 20 May 2017 22:57:08

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Well done Tony. Nice one.

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