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The HMS Victory Story

by John Christopher

The HMS Victory Story Synopsis

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 Portsmouth's historic docks and serves as the oldest naval ship still in commission. HMS Victory provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the British sailors who served on her.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752456058
Publication date: 1st October 2010
Author: John Christopher
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Categories: Maritime history,

About John Christopher

John Christopher is a life-long transport enthusiast and a balloon pilot. He has previously written The Hunter Story and Balloons at War for The History Press.

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