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Updates from Maritime Film UK’s Rob White, TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN

Another lick of paint… not…

26 August 2015

Latest project for Maritime Films UK: HMS Victory – seen from our old friend HMS M33. Nelson’s flagship, veteran of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, is undergoing what can only be described as the mother and father of all makeovers. Everything is up for renewal – from the supports that hold her up in her dock in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard… to her planking where needed… all her masts and ropes (cordage is the correct term, sorry RN) and – her paint. Check it out. It’s changing, big time! Because that ochre colour, between the black bands across the gun ports, is all wrong. That’s been irrefutably established by paint detectives and specialist conservators Ian and Michael Crick-Smith, based on microscopic examination of the scores of paint layers applied to the ship. So what will she look like in her new clothes…?

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About Rob

Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years of experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four-time award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with the Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995 when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.

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