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PETER MILFORD
St Vincent College, Gosport
 
 
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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.
STATISTICS
  • 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
 
 
 
 
        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.

        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 2005.

        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.

 
 
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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.
Portsmouths 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.
HMS BOUNTY
Excellent site maintained by Pitcairn Island decendants of the 'Bounty' mutineers
The Napoleonic Wars
The Royal Navy during The Napoleonic Wars(1783-1815)
THE VASA
See the world's only warship from 1628 in the Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden!
 
THE MARITIME HISTORY VIRTUAL ARCHIVE
The link title really says it all. Everything from wooden ship building techniques to shipwrecks
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Maritime Museums Worldwide
Naval and Maritime Museums : Great Britain
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Philip Hind's "Encyclopedia Titanica"
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