University of Southampton Engineers Helping HMS Victory

Boffins are looking for the best paint, glues and fastenings to keep Nelson’s flagship weatherproof and watertight for the next half century. Engineers from the University of Southampton are working with HMS Victory’s conservators ahead of the next phase of a £35m revamp of the legendary warship: replacing rotting planks, repairing the structure of the hull and renewing the rigging.…

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HMS Victory Marks 100 Years in Drydock

From The National Museum of the Royal Navy One hundred years ago today, on January 12 1922, the world was watching Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s celebrated survivor from the Battle of Trafalgar. HMS Victory was towed from her berth in Portsmouth Harbour and secured into the dry dock. Dry dock 2 is a scheduled ancient monument and is itself 220 years…

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Victorian Coin Found on HMS Victory After 127 Years

A coin placed under the mast of Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory and discovered in perfect condition 127 years later goes on show today as part of Trafalgar Day commemorations. The farthing – worth ¼ pence when issued in 1894 under the reign of Queen Victoria – was uncovered in the base plate of the 32-metre, 26-tonne mast section which was…

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