Preserved Victorian-era Corvette

If you’ve ever wondered what the ship pursuing you (or less usefully, helping you) on the Unterzee looks like, here are photos of a preserved corvette of the era:

Ooh, I haven’t quite gotten to that story yet, but these photos are lovely.

Of course, Neathy corvettes would not have sails.

Maybe for reasons of nostalgia.

Indeed? Why not? There is constant wind, and while the sails would need to be struck during the Killing Wind, the rest of the time they would be very useful.

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Of course not; instead they’d beat to windward - although returning home would be swift, as you’ have the wind behind you (hmm, so the whole “pick up plated seal and then return to London next action” thing is fairly accurate!)