|June 3rd Weather Update|
High and Dry: The Victory 1 is quite a sight when she is high and dry in the dry dock. The vessel weighs in at about 3000 long tons....we have fixed stabilizers low on the hull that give the ship the appearance of some sort of an airplane. They are about 200 ft long and 8 ft wide. They are attached to the ship at about a 60 degree angle and stick out like a set of wings on both sides of the ship. These were added in the late eighties and were added to dampen the motion of the ship. Once tested the Naval Architects that designed them estimated that they reduced the motion of the ship by about 20-30%.