HMS Victory


This menu on the website is dedicated to Lord Horatio Nelsons flagship HMS Victory. 
 

HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, ordered in 1758, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is best known for her role as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. 

She additionally served as Keppel's flagship at Ushant, Howe's flagship at Cape Spartel and Jervis's flagship at Cape St Vincent. After 1824, she was relegated to the role of harbour ship. 

In 1922, she was moved to a dry dock at Portsmouth, England, and preserved as a museum ship. She has been the flagship of the First Sea Lord since October 2012 and is the world's oldest naval ship still in commission, with 242 years' service as of 2020. 

In this part of the website you can read about her construction, career and restoration, her role in the battle of Trafalgar and everything that happened to her in the 20th and 21st century. 

Also, I have added a huge amount of current and historic pictures of HMS Victory here.