I decided to make this Index when I visited HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and HMS Trincomalee in mid-February 2011.
The purpose of these Index threads is to provide not just inspiration, but also the possibility to link the pics to threads on the forums, for example when discussing a MOC or giving advice!
HMS Victory (1765)
USS Constitution (1797)
HMS Trincomalee (1817)
HMS Warrior (1860)
HMS Surprise (ex Rose from "Master and Commander")
Shtandart (by Admiral Croissant)
Batavia (by Admiral Croissant)
Amsterdam (by Admiral Croissant)
Prins Willim (by Bonaparte)
Endeavour (Link to external Gallery; thanks to kabel)
Hermione (Link to the main page; under Construction, very accurate replica)
Hermione (by Kolonialbeamter)
Figurehead Index (historic figureheads from the Portsmouth dockyard museum)
Ships added to the index should be either historic, surviving examples or well-built, decently accurate replicas (i.e. build according to plans or a wreck). Beware: Ships like the Golden Hind or the Grand Turk replica are fantasy products for the most part!
In case someone has 25+ nice, sharp pictures of one showing the most important parts of such a ship (you can never have too many ) you can go ahead and make a thread in the pirate forum and I'll make sure it gets linked here. You can also upload picture from Wikipedia or Wikicommons, but beware the copyright restrictions!
Alternatively you can post a comment that you have pics here and someone else will make a thread out of it.
When posting a new thread please make sure that it doesn't get bumped to the top again by adding these two lines to the first post:
[b][size="2"][color="#FF0000"]NOTE: This thread should be used for indexing purposes only.[/color][/size][/b] All discussion can be done in [url="http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=53431"]this thread[/url].
Also put "INDEX: Historic Ships" or "INDEX: Replica Ships" in the title and "Please do not reply directly to this thread" in the subtitle.
Important historic ships that we still need pics of:
HMS Unicorn (1824)
Mary Rose (1512)
Every single thread added to this index is greatly appreciated and I would very much like to thank you for your time and efforts!
Do you have any suggestions how to improve this Index? Or do you simply want to state your mind on this?
Then please go ahead!