|Ship name||HMS VICTORY|
|Scale||1 : 72|
|Material hull||Wood, copper|
|Photos 1||Total views|
|Photos 2||Views of details|
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The VICTORY was launched 1765 in the Chatham navy yard. From the start this ship of the line was equipped with 100 cannons. However, she found her first employment only in 1778 in the battle near Ouessant against the French. Afterwards there were several sea-engagements in sequence, 1781 again Ouessant, followed by 1782 at Gibraltar, 1793 at Toulon, 1794 at Corsica and 1797 at Cape Sao Vicente.
In 1922 the VICTORY was put into a dry dock at Portsmouth and has been open for visitors since, even during the extensive restoration beginning in 2010. 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.
See the photos I took on visits in 2007 and 2018.
More information on the ship you get from HMS Victory, the official website of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
This excellent model of the VICTORY is a a beautiful and elegant piece of work. The 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 cherry tree board. The ship can be taken out of the stand, i.e. for transport.
This beautiful ship model is 1 : 72 scale. Length is 138 cm, width 54 cm, height 100 cm (or 96 cm without stand).
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.