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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