Your task, should you choose to accept it…
25 May 2016
… Andrew Baines, Head of Historic Ships at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, will be to re-support this great ship Victory – all 3,556 tons of her. After getting her hull repainted in the right colours, of course! Then, we’ll need a computer model, won’t we Andrew, which you can get from – say – oh, I don’t know – about 90 billion laser points all round the ship and inside her, down through every deck? That’ll do it. Then you’ll know how to support her so she doesn’t keep on sagging and bowing. Make sure you don’t damage her or her dry dock (oldest in the world), though. Oh – and don’t forget you’re also managing the rebirth of HMS Caroline in Belfast, in time for the centenary of the Battle of Jutland (where Caroline fought in 1916.) All good? Fine!
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times 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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