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 an article on HMS Victory. The tour guide who showed us the ship was excellent, too.
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.
Photo gallery of HMS Victory
55 pictures. If you click on a picture you will get the high resolution image.
On another visit in December 2018 I took some photos during the conservation work. The ship was still open to visitors.