HMS Victory receives new structural support system

first_img View post tag: HMS Victory HMS Victory: Preserving the world’s oldest commissioned warship Share this article As part of what contractor BAE Systems described as the most extensive restoration project the 252-year-old HMS Victory underwent following her repair after the Battle of Trafalgar, the world’s oldest commissioned warship will receive a new structural support system for the ship.Specialist engineers from BAE Systems are collaborating with the National Museum of the Royal Navy on the unique project to help preserve HMS Victory.Since HMS Victory first docked in Portsmouth Naval Base, she has been supported on 22 steel cradles and a concrete plinth. In order to preserve HMS Victory’s wooden hull, the existing cradles, which were installed in 1925, will be replaced with 134 precisely positioned props. The props will evenly distribute the ship’s load to recreate the natural stresses experienced on the hull when the ship was supported by water.Andrew Baines, Project Director at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, said: “HMS Victory is a unique museum object of international importance. This type of support is a first for any historic ship, and it’s essential we get it right.“The new support system design and the installation process has been painstakingly developed over the past five years. The expertise we have gained, and will continue to gain in the delivery of this project, will not only safeguard Victory’s future but help us to support other historic ships around the world.”The work to restore HMS Victory began in 2011, which included removing the masts and booms before work could begin to prevent water damage and reduce rot. The project has also seen the ship’s hull repainted and refurbishment of Admiral Lord Nelson’s Cabin and the Great Cabin.A new walkway onto the ship provides visitors with easier access to parts of the ship that were previously unseen. The project has also seen the instalment of a new fire detection and suppression system.HMS Victory is the oldest warship in the Royal Navy’s fleet and is the flagship of the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC. She will remain open to the public as a visitor attraction throughout the restoration project which is due to complete in 2018. View post tag: Royal Navy Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Victory: Preserving the world’s oldest commissioned warship August 21, 2017 View post tag: BAe Systemslast_img read more

Honeymoon in Vegas to Record Broadway Cast Album

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on April 5, 2015 Honeymoon in Vegas Related Shows View Comments Based on the 1992 film, Honeymoon in Vegas tells the story of Jack Singer (McClure), a commitment-phobe who finally proposes to his girlfriend Betsy (O’Malley). The couple heads to Vegas to get hitched, but when the smooth talking gambler Tommy Korman (Danza) falls head over heels for Betsy, he arranges for Jack to lose big in a poker game so he can claim the bride-to-be as his own girlfriend. The company will also include Matt Allen, Tracee Beazer, Grady McLeod Bowman, Barry Busby, Leslie Donna Flesner, Gaelen Gilliland, Albert Guerzon, Raymond J. Lee, George Merrick, Jessica Naimy, Zachary Prince, Catherine Ricafort, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Erica Sweany, Cary Tedder and Katie Webber. What happens in Vegas certainly isn’t staying there! Broadway.com has confirmed that a cast recording of Andrew Bergman and Jason Robert Brown’s Honeymoon in Vegas will be released on the Universal Music Enterprises label. The album will be produced by Brown and Jeffey Lesser; the release date will be announced later. Starring Rob McClure, Tony Danza, Brynn O’Malley, David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel and Matthew Saldivar, the new musical will begin previews on November 18, with opening night set for January 15, 2015, at the Nederlander Theatre.last_img read more

Black Stars receive AFCON 2019 match balls

first_imgThe senior national soccer team, the Black Stars, have received thirty Umbro official match balls from CAF for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.This forms part of the organizing body, CAF’s commitment towards participating countries. Each participating country has been supplied 30 Umbro leather footballs to train with ahead of the tournament.The essence is for all 24 countries to get accustomed to the round ball before the tournament commences on June 21, 2019.The Black Stars used the new Umbro leather football during their friendly game against South Africa at the Police Stadium in Dubai.Umbro, the English Sportswear and football Equipment supplier won the bid to manufacture the official match ball for this year’s tournament, having wrestled the rights from mitre who produced the official match ball during the previous edition.The evolution of African football is visible in the development of the AFCON ball, which has gone from a leather-bound pig’s bladder to the high-tech, synthetic spheres we see sold in stores and marketed around Africa and the rest of the world. Source: Ghana FAlast_img read more