The HMS Victory Story

The HMS Victory Story

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This is the story of Britain's most illustrious warship, immortalised as Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship in the Battle of Trafalgar. Constructed from the wood of over 6,000 trees, HMS Victory was designed as a 'first rate ship', the Admiralty's designation for its largest ships of the line which packed a formidable punch with over 100 guns arranged on three decks. In addition to the Battle of Trafalgar HMS Victory saw action in the First and Second Battles of Ushant and during the Battle of Cape St Vincent. After bringing Nelson's body back to England, the Victory sailed out on a number of expeditions until her retirement in 1812. This magnificent ship is now the centrepiece of Porstsmouth's historic docks and serves as the oldes naval ship still in commission. HMS Victory provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the British sailors who served on her.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 128 pages
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • 0752485091
  • 9780752485096

About John Christopher

John Christopher is a life-long transport enthusiast, an author and a balloon pilot. He is involved in Airship Initiatives, which is bringing a Zeppelin airship to the UK for pleasure trips. He has previously written Balloons at War, Brunel's Kingdom and The Tornado Story for The History Press.show more