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Victory

By Curtain
When I was very young, my Grandfather told me much about the Victory and how Nelson died fighting for his country. He explained about the messages given by the flags flown and how England expected every man to do his duty. We visited St Pauls when I was six or seven and I recall asking him if Nelson was actually in the tomb we saw in the crypt. As such, I've always had a fascination with the ship and it was not until last year that I managed to remove this from the bucket list.

Although only a very small fraction of the original ship remains, because it was literally battered to pieces and allowed to rot over many years, you can still imagine what it would have been like to be on board in very cramped conditions amid all the noise, death and destruction and the tour is a very worthwhile visit. So glad I have seen this icon of British history. I may post a couple more of our visit in July last year.

Nick


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Saastad Plus
1 16 6 Norway
16 Dec 2019 6:39PM
Lovely detail photo!!!

Arne Smile
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2156 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2019 7:22PM
Great! My favourite ship. I love everything about it, even Nelson's commodeSmile. Detail like this is my favourite way of photographing it. I recognised it straight away.
I'm not keen on its re-paint colour.
great shot
16 Dec 2019 8:23PM

Quote:Great! My favourite ship. I love everything about it, even Nelson's commodeSmile. Detail like this is my favourite way of photographing it. I recognised it straight away.
I'm not keen on its re-paint colour.



Thanks, much appreciated.
Regarding the colour, we were told that extensive research had been undertaken regarding the colour and that scans had been taken from original paint to achieve this. I have seen a YouTube video to endorse this. The restoration team are confident that this is what the ship would have looked like in Nelsons day. They are working on the masts and rigging and hopefully it will be fully restored in the next few years. I'll be paying another visit when all complete.
Nick
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
17 Dec 2019 10:32AM
Beautiful presentation and an informative narrative. Excellent
Merry Christmas to you.
Ron

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