Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Find The Fault No 2

Hallo Sailor! Not being given to hanging around dockyard gates this one took me a while. Those with maritime predilictions will get it immediately of course. And it goes without saying you are only eligible to answer this puzzle if you've appeared on University Challenge whilst pretending to study Naval Fabrics 1805-1947

22 comments:

Affer said...

Oooh...ooh...me first, me first!

The safety catch on the Bofors gun is not fully on, which is a breach of King's Regulations (or Queen's, as it would be now) for boats in port. Or starboard, as the case may be.

Diplomat said...

So technical affer - you missed the obvious I'm afraid. Statutory seagul silhouette is missing from the sky.

Peter Ashley said...

Oh Affa. You've been studying your Bofors very closely indeed. But I think you have to look even more intently...

Diplomat said...

Not the black gun barrel, surely ?

Dru Marland said...

It's the light cruiser on the horizon. It is wearing a Homburg hat, and correct mufti for a light cruiser is a bowler.

Isn't that an oerlikon? -only asking...

Affer said...

Damn, Dru! It IS an Oerlikon, and they are exempt from that regulation. I shall have to restudy my Ian Allen Book of Medium Size Naval Ant-Aircraft Guns....

Alice Scradcza said...

The sailor is wearing a very bad wig. You can see part of the 'cap' just behind his right ear, and above the right temple. What is your British Navy coming too?

Jon Dudley said...

Should the lad have a blue coloured collar thingy? I discounted the grass just at the side of his ship as being it being the product of his serving aboard a cutter. His hat would normally have its chinstrap under the chin rather than rather coquettishly slipping up the side of his head. Oh, I don't know.

Ten Inch Wheeler said...

Hmm - shouldn't there be three white tapes round the edge of the bluejean collar, rather than two?

Peter Ashley said...

Good old Ten Inch, the voice of reason. The answer card says "Sailor's Collar should show Three Bands.

Affer said...

Hmmm. TIW displaying conspicuous insider knowledge here, methinks. Rematch required......

bikerted said...

Looks like I missed the boat again

Peter Ashley said...

Don't worry Bikerted, another one next week you'll like.

Toby Savage said...

Hmmm. I thought 'Copyright'.... Copyright who? Well done Biker Ted. You win a guest appearance on Mornington Cresent.

bikerted said...

Only if they are playing using the left turn not permitted unless going down a street rules, Toby.

Ten Inch Wheeler said...
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Ten Inch Wheeler said...

I once read the unlikely story that the three stripes on the collar relate to Nelson having one eye, one arm and one er, appendage. An old salt I met in a Devon pub busted that myth, along with Nelson never having an eyepatch.

He also told me there was no Father Christmas and that Johnny Morris wasn't a real zookeeper.

Affer said...

Err, Wheelie, as you are well up on Naval matters, is it true about the Golden Rivet?

Ten Inch Wheeler said...

Sorry Affer - I don't know. Does sound like a bit of a myth?

Peter Ashley said...

Being shown the Golden Rivet is true enough I think, although obviously a metaphor. And no, Nelson never wore an eyepatch. That was Laurence Olivier in That Hamilton Woman.

Mel O'Meadows said...

Moshe Dayan wore an eyepatch.

Peter Ashley said...

Was he the bloke who designed that slightly bigger version of the Citroen 2CV?