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HMS Victory Laser Measured Animation.

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Fluffy Fishy    743

Here is a Video taken by the company BAE, who have been attempting to help preserve the ship and stop her collapsing in on herself. The video has been produced by laser measurements and shows a really nice take of the ship that gives a fantastic perspective you wouldn't normally get to see.

The original article reads:

This rather hypnotic animation of HMS Victory has been produced by boffins at BAE as the firm begins a £3m programme of work to re-support the world’s most famous warship from sagging under her own weight
Nelson’s flagship has been sitting in a dry dock in Portsmouth since 1922 supported by 22 steel cradles positioned six metres apart.

It has been well documented that the 252-year-old ship is creeping under her own weight and following a detailed laser scan of 89.25 billion measurements and computer modelling, a new support system has been designed to mimic how the ship would sit in water.

The existing steel blades are placing considerable strain on the hull structure and over the next 18 months will be replaced by 134 15-ft adjustable steel props fitted over two levels. This will completely revolutionise the support system and share the ship’s 2000 tonnes load between them.

Each prop is telescopic and features a cell monitoring the load around the clock and which is easily adjusted.
Andrew Baines, Project Director at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, which now owns and operates the ship said “The hull is moving at a rate of 0.5cm each year, so 20 centimetres over the last 40 years. This is untenable and must be remedied before irreversible damage is done.

“The new support system will cradle the ship much like she would be in water.

“The existing cradles will be removed in stages across the project’s duration and visitors will start to notice a real change in the look of the dry dock.”

 

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