HMS VICTORY and Lord Nelson
The VICTORY was launched 1765 in the navy yard of Chatham. From the start the ship of the line was equipped with 100 cannons, but found her first employment only in 1778 in the battle near Ouessant against the French. Afterwards there were several sea-engagements in shorter sequence, 1781 again Ouessant, followed by 1782 at Gibraltar, 1793 at Toulon, 1794 at Corsica and 1797 at Cape Sao Vicente.
On 18 May 1803 she became the flagship of admiral Nelson. He achieved two years later, on 21 October 1805, in the battle of Trafalgar the probably most important victory in the naval history of England.
In 1922 the VICTORY was laid into a dry dock at Portsmouth and has been open for visitors since. Despite all changes in the long history of the ship and the numerous repairs, today she still holds many of the original woods from 1765.
The VICTORY ship model, photos, description and dimensions
This excellent model of the VICTORY is a very fine piece of work. The ship's power, the impressive lines of the hull and the extensive rigging are exquisitely shown in the model.
The ship model is not fixed to the stand. Alternatively, it could be set directly on a flat surface as in the photo above, stabilized by a tiny wedge, similar to this model of the Royal Louis.
The model is 1 : 78 scale. Length is 127 cm, width 48 cm, height 99 cm.