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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

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Originally Posted by Capt.aaron View Post
... The ones I see that are sea worthy are Sweedish or Dutch. It takes a government to fund these things properly.
All seafaring European nations have at least on tall ship. In many cases it belongs to the Navy. Yes you are right it is needed government funds to maintain those boats and most of them if not all are steel sailing ships.

Most of the wooden old ones are maintained on the water or out of the water, but not in sailing condition, as historical ships and touristic attractions. To put this ones sailing it would be possible, but the cost would not be justifiable not even at government/country level.

Some of those famous wooden ones:





Fragata Dom Fernando II e Glória (Almada) - Distrito de Setúbal | Guia da Cidade | Região de Lisboa



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au08Z3NRi74





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Paulo

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