JerseyCity Frankie Posted July 14, 2014 Share #1 Posted July 14, 2014 (edited) I consider this to be a pretty awesome modern shot of Constitution, its very high resolution and shows a lot of detail. Scanning the rigging I saw something odd and I wonder if any of you Constitution modelers have an opinion: There is an odd bit of tackle on the after side of all the Tops, it looks like lines Port and Starboard are led from ringbolts on the after lower sides of the caps down to the after outboard edge of the tops. A means of keeping the tops from sagging? I would assume all that timber up there is newish and in good shape. I don’t think those lines run to the deck as backstays of some sort, at least the Starboard one on the Mizen is viewed clearly against the white paint and doesn’t run to the deck. Also I note the flag hoist appears to say N A P J and I wonder what that means. here is the link to the photo: http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/120819-N-BJ178-330.jpg Edited July 14, 2014 by JerseyCity Frankie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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