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Quote:-'England expects that every man will do his duty' (Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson)
Friday 20th October 2017
HMS Victory - Portsmouth Dockyard
(OS Grid Ref. SU628006 Nearest Post Code PO1 3NU)
HMS Victory is a permanent exhibit at Portsmouth Dockyard. She is the Royal Navy's best known warship and the world's oldest naval ship still in commission. Famous for her role as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, Victory is a 104 gun ship, ordered in 1758, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. At the time of Trafalgar, Victory had a crew of 821 men. Such large numbers were needed to man her guns and to fight in battle. A £35m project to conserve and refurbish the ship began in 2011, including the removal of masts to prevent her collapsing under her own weight. Trafalgar Day is on 21st October each year, in celebration of the victory in 1805 over the combined French and Spanish fleets.
The embedded map uses Ordnance Survey data Crown copyright and database right 2017
This linked map is a Google Map close up view with the option to view in Google Street View (depending on your device).
Many thanks to Stephanie from Ohio for the suggestion