National Museum of the Royal Navy
During the lockdown period an important conservation project remained underway underneath HMS Victory.
Since 2013 we have been working in collaboration with BAE Systems to create a world first support system that will make Victory ‘afloat again’.
This one-of-a-kind support system features 134 props that replicate the environment of being in water. Designed by BAE, each prop contains a load cell which monitors the ship’s weight and distribution on a minute by minute basis and mimics the variable pressures of the sea. More importantly these props provide early warnings of any faults and weaknesses allowing us to fix any issues promptly and better protect this historic ship.
This really is a unique endeavour for a very unique ship. Check back tomorrow to find out more about this impressive restoration project.