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Career and Conservation of HMS Victory

The History

The history of the HMS Victory comprises five main phases: Phase 1 Construction and pre-service 1759–1777 Phase 2 Service Career 1778–1812; Phase 3 Service Afloat 1812–1921; Phase 4a Reconstruction 1922–1965; and Phase 4b Reconstruction 1966–2013 […]

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Battle of Trafalgar

French Perspective on the Battle of Trafalgar

During the great battle of Trafalgar, fought on October 21, 1805, the French 74 gun ship of the line Redoutable engaged the British 100 gun warships Victory and Temeraire, nearly capturing Nelson’s own flagship (HMS Victory) before being beaten by […]

This Day In Naval History

1813 Stephen Maturin and Diana Villiers are reunited in Boston.