Posted on 07/11/2012

Photo taken on August  3, 2006

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HMS Victory
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104 gun ship

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TiG - HMS Victory - 104 guns

TiG - HMS Victory - 104 guns
The usual image of the oldest ship still in commission in the Royal Navy.

HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is most famous as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

She was also Keppel's flagship at Ushant, Howe's flagship at Cape Spartel and Jervis's flagship at Cape St Vincent. After 1824 she served as a harbour ship.

In 1922 she was moved to a dry dock at Portsmouth, England, and preserved as a museum ship. She continues to be flagship of the Second Sea Lord and is the oldest naval ship still in commission

FrigateRN has particularly liked this photo

It has been many years since a had a look around this old beauty so nice to see this picture here.
5 years ago.