Gun from HM Bark Endeavour
(National Maritime Museum)
One of ten four-pounder guns carried by James Cook’s Endeavour on his first voyage (1768-1771). 
Whilst exploring the northeastern coast of Australia, Endeavour ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef. The next twenty-four hours saw a desperate struggle to heave the ship off the reef and refloat her. To lighten her, the six guns mounted on the upper deck were thrown overboard, along with the ship’s ballast, water, and spoiled stores. The crew attached buoys to the discarded guns in order to retrieve them once the ship was afloat again, but this idea was abandoned as impractical, and the badly knocked-about Endeavour was forced to limp on without them. They were recovered nearly two hundred years later, in 1969, when they were salvaged from the wreck-site on Endeavour Reef.

Gun from HM Bark Endeavour

(National Maritime Museum)

One of ten four-pounder guns carried by James Cook’s Endeavour on his first voyage (1768-1771). 

Whilst exploring the northeastern coast of Australia, Endeavour ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef. The next twenty-four hours saw a desperate struggle to heave the ship off the reef and refloat her. To lighten her, the six guns mounted on the upper deck were thrown overboard, along with the ship’s ballast, water, and spoiled stores. The crew attached buoys to the discarded guns in order to retrieve them once the ship was afloat again, but this idea was abandoned as impractical, and the badly knocked-about Endeavour was forced to limp on without them. They were recovered nearly two hundred years later, in 1969, when they were salvaged from the wreck-site on Endeavour Reef.

lediableaquatre:

katmxy:

Paul McGann as Potemkin in “Catherine the Great” <3

No but he looks exactly like Frederick.

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crossbowsandwalkers:

rileylaroux:

heecup

ITS WHOLE BODY LEAPED WHAT A BAB

crossbowsandwalkers:

rileylaroux:

heecup

ITS WHOLE BODY LEAPED WHAT A BAB

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vegetablerightsandpeace:

micklovich:

this is the single most pretentious thing ive ever seen in my life im gonna vomit

If this is from that Fault in our Stars thing, damn, I’m glad I never bothered with that one. 

Maybe it’s just a badly done adaptation…? Though I know it’s not encouraging me to pick up the book any time soon.

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bantarleton:

gunneratlarge:

bantarleton, welp, if you’re doing it, I’ll do it too.

268th anniversary of the 1746 Battle of Culloden. 

I may be an American, but my clan is Campbell. My clan stood with the government and helped quash the jacobites. My clan tartan is the tartan of the Black Watch because of that. 

Ne Obliviscaris!

I too am a Campbell (as are a bunch of my other followers)! Glory to the Argyll Militia! Cruachan! 

'Mon the Campbells! Blatantly waiting off at the side to see who's winning! Cruachaaaaaan!

I’m a Campbell so I’m allowed to say it. :P

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otpprompts:

Imagine your OTP fighting side by side, and Person B takes a hit for Person A. Immediately, they’re carried by Person A from the chaos to safety and has their wound treated, barely able to stay conscious as Person A speaks to them in a comforting and reassuring tone.

OH A BIT LIKE THIS, YOU MEAN?

hugoscovertlair:

aaaaawwww

hugoscovertlair:

aaaaawwww

Tags: NED

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tatzelwyrm:

I could watch that scene and Pellew being barely able to contain his mirth all day.

Alternate title for this gif-set: “Dad, stop drawing attention to my achievements in front of the whole class. It’s embarrassing.

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