Scale 1 : 72, length 138 cm, width 50 cm, height 97 cm
HMS VICTORY and Lord Nelson
The VICTORY was launched 1765 in the navy yard of Chatham. From the
start this 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
Horatio Nelson. He achieved two years later, on 21 October 1805, in
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. - More information on the ship you get from
HMS-Victory, the official website of the National Museum of the
The VICTORY ship model, photos, description and dimensions HMS VICTORY
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There
several views of the entire model and
closer views of hull, deck and rigging. If you click on a photo you
will get that photo in high resolution. Only these high resolution
photographs show how much work and handicraft ability were put in the
model. (If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox, press F11 to
minimize navigation bars and have a larger screen with the photos.)
This excellent model of the VICTORY was made in 2800 work hours. The
ship's power, the impressive lines of the hull and the extensive rigging
are exquisitely shown in it. The model shows the VICTORY as she was at
Trafalgar, after the extensive refitting two years before. The
carronades on the forecastle and the poop have been removed, but the
bulwark still had its gun ports.
The ship model stands on a walnut board. The board is slightly fixed to
the keel by double- sided adhesive tape, so that the model can be lifted
and moved somewhere without the stand board falling down. However, the
board can be removed easily if the ship model should be placed into some
This beautiful ship model is 1 : 72 scale. Length is 138 cm, width 50
cm, height 97 cm.
This model has been already sold. The pictures and the data are shown in
gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model
makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone
builds such a model by himself.