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HMS Victory

A cache by Andy33 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/08/2017
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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HMS Victory

HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, ordered in 1758, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is best known for her role as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. She additionally served as Keppel's flagship at Ushant, Howe's flagship at Cape Spartel and Jervis's flagship at Cape St Vincent.

In 1922, she was moved to her present location in Portsmouth and preserved as a museum ship. She has been the flagship of the First Sea Lord since October 2012 and is the world's oldest naval ship still in commission.


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To log this virtual you must the visit the coordinates listed within the ‘Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’. There is NO charge to enter this area but if you wish to board the Victory or visit any of the other attractions within the dockyard there is a fee. You will need to go through the ticket office where you must obtain a free ‘Site Entry Ticket’ giving you entry to the dockyard and also Boathouse four. The Dockyard is open between 10am and 5pm every day but you may wish to check before planning your visit.

The coordinates will take you to a field gun, to claim your find you must.

1. Upload a picture to your log of yourself (face optional) or your gps device with HMS Victory in view

2. Send me the answers to these questions via my profile.

Questions

A. At the end of the barrel there is an image of a ship. How many masts on this ship?

B. What other image is in front of the ship?

C. On the plinth of the field gun there are eight brass plaques, what is the exact time on the timepiece?

You may log this as found as soon as you have sent your answers, you do not need to wait for confirmation. However if the answers are not received your log may be deleted.

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Currently Britain’s newest and largest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is also berthed nearby giving you an opportunity for a long range photo.

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Virtual Reward - 2017/2018

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.

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