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HMS Victory


HMS Victory
HMS Victory is a 100-gun ship of the line of the line which was launched in 1765.

HMS Victory served in the American War of Independence, during the French Revolutionary Wars, and most famously in the Napoleonic Wars (including as Admiral Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar).

Since 1922, HMS Victory has been located in a dry dock in Portsmouth. Today, HMS Victory is both the flagship of the Royal Navy's Second Sea Lord, and a museum ship.

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HMS Victory

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The history of HMS Victory

HMS Victory: Her Construction, Career, and Restoration

By Alan McGowan

Naval Institute Press
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HMS Victory: Her Construction, Career, and Restoration
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One of the world's best-known warships, HMS Victory was the flagship of Lord Nelson at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Still a commissioned vessel, she lies today at Portsmouth, England, where thousands visit her each year. Many marvel at her beauty and wonderful state of preservation, the result of the extraordinary work lavished on her over the past two hundred years. A must for Nelson enthusiasts, historians, and preservationists, this book tells the story of the painstaking historical research and fine craftsmanship that restored the ship to its age-of-sail glory. The narrative of the restoration is accompanied by two hundred recently commissioned drawings that show the ship as it was in 1805 and a hundred paintings and photographs. In addition to the technical details of construction and fittings, the book describes the Victory's fabled career and what life on board was like for the officers and crew.

HMS Victory - First Rate (Seaforth Historic Ships)

By Jonathan Eastland

Naval Institute Press
Paperback (128 pages)

HMS Victory - First Rate (Seaforth Historic Ships)
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One of the best-known historic ships in the world, HMS Victory attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year to Portsmouth, England. This informative and heavily illustrated guide provides a convenient reference guide to the ship for naval history buffs and for ship modelers as well. It includes 200 specially commissioned photographs along with expert descriptions of Victory's design and fighting career. No other book provides such a superb visual and written record of this famed ship.

HMS Victory Pocket Manual 1805: Nelson's Flagship at Trafalgar

By Peter Goodwin

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Released: 2015-12-15
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This new addition to the bestselling pocket book series features Admiral Nelson's fully preserved flagship HMS Victory, the most tangible symbol of the Royal Navy's greatest battle off Cape Trafalgar on October 21st 1805.



In the HMS Victory Pocket Manual, Peter Goodwin adopts a fresh approach to explain the workings of the only surviving "line of battle" ship of the Napoleonic Wars. As Victory was engaged in battle during only two percent of her active service, Peter Goodwin also provides a glimpse into life and work at sea during the other ninety-eight per cent of the time. As technical and historical advisor to the ship in Portsmouth for over twenty years, he is in a unique position to investigate and interpret not only the ship's structure but also the essential aspects of shipboard life: victualing, organization, discipline, domestic arrangements, and medical care.



In his role as keeper and curator of the ship, the author was asked thousands of questions by visitors and historians alike. This volume presents answers to the most important and telling questions.

HMS Victory: From Fighting the Armada to Trafalgar and Beyond

By Iain Ballantyne

Pen and Sword
Released: 2013-12-19
Paperback (256 pages)

HMS Victory: From Fighting the Armada to Trafalgar and Beyond
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Seven ships named Victory have carried the name in Royal Navy service, with the first being Sir John Hawkins' ship at the Battle of the Armada and the seventh, and current, HMS Victory having been the flagship of Admiral Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Both the first and the last have therefore saved England at a time of extreme peril.

Nelson’s Victory which is still in commission at Portsmouth as the flagship of the Second Sea Lord and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command, Vice Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent, is the main subject of this forthcoming book.

The 100-Gun Ship Victory (Anatomy of the Ship)

By John McKay

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The 100-Gun Ship Victory (Anatomy of the Ship)
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The three-decker First Rate-Victory, was the most successful 100-gun ship of the period and the flagship of Nelson at Trafalgar. First published in 1987 in the acclaimed Anatomy of the Ship series, 100-Gun Ship Victory is now available in paperback for the first time. Three hundred perspective and three-view drawings, with fully descriptive keys, illustrate every detail of the ship, including hull construction, masts and yards, armament, rigging, decoration and fittings offer ship buffs, historians, and model makers a full view of the ship and her position in the development of the First Rate.

HMS Victory Manual 1765-1812: An Insight into Owning, Operating and Maintaining the Royal Navy's Oldest and Most Famous Warship (Owners' Workshop Manual)

By Peter Goodwin

Brand: Haynes Publishing
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HMS Victory Manual 1765-1812: An Insight into Owning, Operating and Maintaining the Royal Navy s Oldest and Most Famous Warship (Owners  Workshop Manual)
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Using the tried and tested formula HMS Victory, now available in the Haynes manual format, is probably the most famous surviving historic warship in the world today. She was flagship to Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, when he was killed on her quarter deck by a sniper’s bullet in Britain’s hour of victory. Maritime historian and former HMS Victory Keeper and Curator Peter Goodwin tells the story of Nelson’s flagship, giving fascinating insights into how she was built, her anatomy and weaponry, and how a ship of the line in the Georgian navy was sailed, fought and maintained.

The HMS Victory Story (Story series)

By John Christopher

Brand: The History Press
Hardcover (128 pages)

The HMS Victory Story (Story series)
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This is the story of Britain's most illustrious warship, immortalized as Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship in the Battle of Trafalgar. Constructed from the wood of over 6,000 trees, HMS Victory was designed as a "first rate ship," the Admiralty's designation for its largest ships of the line which packed a formidable punch with more than 100 guns arranged on three decks. In addition to the Battle of Trafalgar, HMS Victory saw action in the First and Second Battles of Ushant and during the Battle of Cape St Vincent. After bringing Nelson's body back to England, the Victory sailed out on a number of expeditions until her retirement in 1812. This magnificent ship is now the centerpiece of Portsmouth's historic docks and serves as the oldest naval ship still in commission. HMS Victory provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the British sailors who served on her.

HMS Victory : How to Build a Masterpiece in 1:96 Scale

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