1850s Corvette

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  1. DugT

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    Here is a photo of a Canadian Navy Corvette. They were like USA PT boats and were used during WWII to hunt and sink U boats, German submarines. My dad was stationed on a Corvette and told some exciting war stories.

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    Inca Silver and I'd take it.
     
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    Does it come with a bilge blower?
     
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    Best of both worlds:
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    Still being built by a company that is full of hot air.
     
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    A more entertaining, but way less feelgood sailing doc is the one about the guy who brazenly cheated his way around the world. He worked out the mathematics so that he knew when and from where to radio his position to the race officials. He spent quite a bit of time in a coastal town in Brazil, or something. The guy was just brazen.
     
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    Red sails in the sunset?
     
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    Time has washed away the details in my mind, but I read a book about Sterling Hayden running away with his children from his wife during a custody battle in a square rigger. He evaded the law if I remember right about a year before he had to give it up, sailing all over the world.
     
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    Once they changed the design and it was a smoother ride, was faster and handled better, it stopped being a Corvette to me...

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    A gorgeous sailing ship. And, if I’m not mistaken, quite fast and well handled
     
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    It appears to be a Royal Navy Calypso class corvette. Great Britain certainly has a long naval tradition!
     
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  13. P Thought

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    I think I first learned about corvettes in my youth, reading C. S. Forester's Hornblower series.
     
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    Y'know, I've read the Aubrey-Maturin series four or five times over the years, and I don't think I've had a clear idea of what studding sails looked like until now.
     
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    With the newer models people love to sail down roads S curvy vs this model where people who sailed just got scurvy.
     
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    I’m more of a Cutty Sark/Gretsch Clipper man myself.
     
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    My first encounter with a ship was the USS Constitution in Charlestown, MA. It really stirred my imagination. It was part of the reason I served one hitch in the USN back in the day (enlisted in '79). I still have a general interest in naval ships/warships, mostly current world navies. Well, that and interest in charter vessels for fishing & whale watching. :)
     
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    The USS Constellation (1854-present) is sometimes regarded as a Corvette...although she is also called a "Sloop-of-war". The definition is blurry at best. She was supposedly built from the remains of the original USS Constellation (a Frigate and contemporary of the USS Constitution) but if she does carry any original materials, they're minor in nature.
     
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    A modern day Swedish Visby class 'stealth' corvette -

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    It's just not the same is it? No class!
    (And apparently, it's not available in red).
     
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