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Flagship of Admiral
Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Still in commission in the Royal
Navy as the flagship of the Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command;
the worlds last remaining Ship-of-the-Line.
Ordered in 1758, the same year as Lord Nelson's birth, HMS Victory
took 27 miles of rigging, four acres of sails and six years to build. The
excellent design, her speed and manoeuvrability, meant that she was in
constant demand during her period of active service between 1778 and 1812.
Built at Chatham and launched in 1765
Extreme length of 226'-6"
Extreme beam of 52'-6"
Length of gun deck, 186'
Length of keel, 151'-3"
Depth of hold, 21'-6"
Tonnage, 2162 tons
Displacement tonnage, 3,500 tons
Number of guns, 104
Crew complement of 850 men
Today HMS Victory is the oldest commissioned warship in the world and on-going
restoration work aims to return her to her Trafalgar condition by the year
Guided tours around the ship vividly recreate life at sea for the 850 men
and boys who lived, worked, fought and died in Victory during battle. From
the opulence of Hardy's cabin to the cramped gun decks, from the gloom
of the surgeon's dispensary to the cockpit where Nelson spent his final
hours experience for yourself the history of the most famous warship the
world has ever seen.
The Nelson Society HomePage
The aims of The Nelson Society are to promote interest in, and appreciation of,
the outstanding qualities of leadership and patriotism shown by Lord Nelson.
It encourages research into all aspects of his life and times whilst providing
a basis for educational work including studies of British naval developements
from the past to the present day. It also brings together many fellow enthusiasts.
The Trafalgar Roll
This information has been compiled from a long list of the awards made to the seamen who fought
in the various Royal Navy ships under the Command of Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of
Trafalgar on 21st October 1805.
Historic Naval Dockyard
The Mary Rose
The Mary Rose is the only 16th century warship on display anywhere in the
world. Built between 1509 and 1511, she was one of the first ships able
to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After
a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement
with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal
events in the history of nautical archaeology.
Excellent site maintained by Pitcairn Island decendants of the
The Napoleonic Wars
The Royal Navy during The Napoleonic Wars(1783-1815)
See the world's only warship from 1628 in the Vasa Museum, Stockholm,
MARITIME HISTORY VIRTUAL ARCHIVE
The link title really says it all. Everything from wooden ship
building techniques to shipwrecks
Compiled by Lars.Bruzelius
Maritime Museums Worldwide
Naval and Maritime Museums : Great Britain
Philip Hind's "Encyclopedia Titanica"
The Titanic site to end all sites
Click on the rail and ride "The Military Train"
Click Center Of Rail To Go To Junction Or Arrows To Travel Rails
To Next Military Site
USS IOWA(BB-61)Veterans Association
IOWA springs from a distinguished line of namesakes. The first IOWA,
a 3,200 ton gunboat, dates back to 1864. The second, a 11,000 tonner, fired
the first shot at Santiago Bay in the Spanish-American War and took Spanish
Admiral Cervera prisoner. Construction of the third IOWA was cancelled
under the terms of the Washington Treaty. The present IOWA was conceived
as the first of the 45,000-ton class of battleships on the drawing boards
of the nations's marine and naval architects in the late 1930's.
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