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Goodwin (ehemaliger Kurator der Victory) schreibt:
Zitat von Peter Goodwin
"[...] According to Midshipman Rivers' journal and the carpenter's expenses (both held in the Royal Naval Museum [RNM MSS 1986/573 (11), MSS 1064/83 (2376)], when Victory went into battle at Trafalgar most of the boats remained on the skid beams [~Gleitkufen/gestell].
The sea boats, hanging on the davits, were lowered and towed astern. Rarely would all boats be lowered before battle, owing to the time required to remove them from the ship."
Goodwin, Peter: Nelson's Victory. 101 Questions & Answers about HMS Victory, Nelson's Flagship at Trafalgar 1805, London 2006, p. 40.