The VICTORY was launched 1765 in the navy yard of Chatham. She took part in many engagements until she served as flagship of admiral Nelson. On 21 October 1805 in the battle of Trafalgar, he achieved 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.
There is more information on the ship in the homepage of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the official website of HMS Victory. Wikipedia has a fine article on HMS Victory. The tour guide who showed us the ship was excellent, too.
Photo gallery of HMS Victory
55 pictures 600 * 400 pixels, in total 4 MB. If you click on a picture you will get the high resolution image 4368 * 2912 pixels.
We visited HMS Victory on a cloudy day in December 2007. Still, I took many pictures. If you click on a photo you will get that photo in high resolution. If you use Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox, press F11 to minimize navigation bars and have a larger screen with the photos.
I enclose another photo gallery of HMS Victory, by Andreas Gondesen. Andreas Gondesen visited the ship in 2001 on a clear day and took some fine pictures. Click on the pictures to get the high resolution images.