Back in the spring and summer of 1983 at the start of my apprenticeship as a draughtsman I worked with the other trade apprentices on the the restoration of parts for HMS Warrior. Namely the great anchors. I completed engineering drawings for these from some copies of the original plans. A bit of proper engineering making things!
How do you get an anchor on low loader? --- you just leave that to the apprentices to work out and turn up after..
HMS Warrior on the way to Hartlepool for restoration work - just a bit of work to do
The end of that year getting my "top apprentice" prize from Jack Charlton- lots of new practical skills learnt, many still in regular use today.
Jack was presented a trout made by the sheet metal work apprentices.
As you can tell - nothing much doing on painting at moment, as too heavily involved in a "Demolish It Yourself" project that will lead to my games room.... and waiting for extra supplies from Ainsty. Also just booked up for weekend down in Portsmouth - to see the Mary Rose and the Warrior - well time to go and see the anchor.