HMS Victory

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HMS Victory is a real treasure. The ship was laid down in July 1759, and launched in 1765, but her claim to fame is of course her part in the battle of Trafalgar. At the time of battle she had a crew of 821.

The ship is fascinating to visit, but you need to be able to tackle steep steps, and be aware of height restrictions. There is the plaque on the deck to show where Nelson fell when shot by a sniper. The plaque has now been set into the deck, as it was once proud, and people tripped over it! Below decks, there is the painting of the death of Nelson and an explanation of the people portrayed.

There are many fascinating facts to be gleaned about life on board ship. The men used square wooden platters to eat from, hence a square meal!

Even today the ship, is the oldest commissioned warship in the world, and is the Flagship of the Vommander in Cief Naval Home Command.

You can visit many decks, of the ship, see the galley, stores, officers cabins the whole spectrum of life on board.

Well worth a visit.

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