|Ship name||HMS VICTORY|
|Scale||1 : 98|
|Material hull||Wood: mahogany, walnut|
|Photos 1||Several views|
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The VICTORY was launched 1765 in the navy yard of Chatham. From the start she 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.
This very finely worked ship model is made from mahogany below the water-line. That makes a nice contrast to the walnut of the above-surface hull and the stand board from ebony below. Because of the closed gun ports the impressive lines of the hull can be clearly seen.
This model of the VICTORY is 1 : 98 scale. Length is 104 cm, width 37 cm, height 73 cm.
Have a look at the set of photos. There are several pictures taken from different angles. Click images to enlarge!
This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the 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.