Scale 1 : 50, length 196 cm, width 69 cm, height 139 cm
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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
Trafalgar the probably most important victory in the naval history
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 Royal Navy.
The VICTORY ship model, photos, description and dimensions
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
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This excellent model of the VICTORY is a beautiful and elegant
masterpiece. All details of rigging and hull are exquisitely worked out,
e.g. the underwater part of the hull has 2500 copper plates. The sails
are clewed like when the ship dropped anchor, before the sails were
tightly furled. The model was made in thousands of work hours by a very
experienced ship modeller.
The ship model is 1 : 50 scale. Length is 196 cm, width 69 cm, height
nthusiasts and model
makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone
builds such a model by himself.