June 27, 2005 11:40 AM   Subscribe

Come into the Channel ... If you are only here for twenty-four hours, all will be over and six centuries of shame and insult will be avenged'. See you at Pompey tomorrow to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Trafalgar.
posted by TimothyMason (7 comments total)
... and hum this jolly ditty while you watch.
posted by TimothyMason at 11:46 AM on June 27, 2005

The Redoubtable. What an awesome name for a ship.

Aren't ship names great?
posted by redteam at 12:14 PM on June 27, 2005

Aren't ship names great?
posted by StickyCarpet at 12:34 PM on June 27, 2005

Cool article. Thanks.
posted by bullitt 5 at 12:42 PM on June 27, 2005

For boat names it's pretty hard to beat The Sultan of Bling, Prince Jefri of Brunei. The stylish prince used to own a boat called "Tits" equipped with a pair of launches called "Nipple 1" and "Nipple 2".
posted by rhymer at 12:42 PM on June 27, 2005

I'm 500 yards away and the kids are off school, so I'll probably wander down there. But... with the shrinking of the Royal Navy since the last fleet review in 1977, I'm not entirely sure it will be worth it.

I imagine the local pubs and clubs (and girls?) are loving it though - sailors from over 30 nations, all with shore leave at the same time.
posted by Leon at 4:54 PM on June 27, 2005

Hi Leon - make sure to see the biggest boat at the show. And how's that for a name to crop up at a celebration of a victory by the British navy over the French?
posted by TimothyMason at 9:21 PM on June 27, 2005

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