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HMS Victory

…t the matter before members, and reported that ‘the venerable naval relic, HMS Victory, was no longer able to hold her moorings safely and needed immediate attention … The Admiralty .. had no available funds for restoration work of the kind required, and therefore, if Nelson’s flagship was to be saved, it would have to be by private enterprise.’ Members agreed that estimates ‘should be obtained as to the probable cost of preserving HMS Victory as… Read More

The Victory Medal

…d to those who have shown exceptional assistance and dedication in serving HMS Victory and assisting in her conservation, but since 2012 has been awarded to those who have demonstrated similar dedication to any vessel(s). 2021: Andrew Baines Andrew Baines studied both Quantity Surveying and Maritime Conservation Science at the University of Portsmouth. He has developed a career in the care of historic ships, working first on HMS Warrior, before mo… Read More

Donations from the Society of Nautical Research exceeds a million pounds for HMS Victory

…National Museum, former First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Jonathon Band on board HMS Victory on Monday 5 June. In receiving the cheque Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, said: “HMS Victory is recognisable around the world as a symbol of Britain’s maritime heritage, and for those of us serving in the Royal Navy today, a symbol of the values and standards that continue to guide us. The Royal Navy and The National Museum of… Read More

Annual Dinner on HMS Victory

…available for Members to purchase in the Member’s Section of the website. HMS Victory, Portsmouth by Kenneth Shoesmith, 1936. NMM: ZBA2203 The Society has particularly close ties with HMS Victory and was instrumental in her restoration in the 1920s. The Full story can be read here in a Mariner’s Mirror article written by Alan Aberg and published in 2005 to commemorate the bicentenary of Trafalgar. There are many more articles on the long and some… Read More

HMS Victory and Victory Museum

By Geoffrey Callender

…The Society acknowledged various gifts to HMS Victory and the museum—including the flag laid over Lord Nelson at the time of his death, which George III had given to Edward Foster, then Miniaturist to the Royal Family…. Read More

Filed under: Nelson | Napoleonic War | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

Heritage and Craft Committee

…monitoring of numerous projects. HMS Victory The SNR continues to support HMS Victory through its Save the Victory Fund and the Committee has noted the progress which has continued to be made with its restoration over the last year. The Heritage and Craft Committee has also noted and been impressed by the publicity there has been through the media to engage the public with this major project. Details of work on HMS Victory are due to be given lat… Read More

Society Dinner on board HMS Victory, Saturday 13 June 2020

…the Society and their guests are invited to dine on the lower gun deck of HMS Victory following the Annual General Meeting and a tour of the ship. Numbers allowed to dine on board are strictly limited. No more than 102 people can be accommodated so it is recommended that you book early to avoid disappointment. This year the charge for the dinner, which includes the cost of the reception on the quarterdeck, is £72.00 per person. Booking is open fr… Read More

Society Dinner on board HMS Victory, 13 June

…e National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth. 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Tour of HMS Victory to which all members are invited whether or not they choose to dine. 6.30pm. Reception on the quarterdeck. 7.00pm. Three course dinner in the atmospheric lower gun deck. 9.30pm. Leave the ship. Any Members or their guests requiring a vegetarian meal or other special diet are asked to register their requirements at the time of booking. Those needing to park in th… Read More

Improved Admission Arrangements For Society Members To HMS Victory And The National Museum of The Royal Navy (Formerly The Royal Naval Museum) In The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

…valid on family tickets). These new arrangements apply with immediate effect. The Society is very grateful to the Historic Dockyard, the Commanding Officer of HMS VICTORY and the National Museum of the Royal Navy for making this concession available…. Read More

H.M.S. Victory Part I

By Edward Fraser

The ‘Victory’ Leaving the Channel in 1793 NMM: BHC3696 The history of HMS Victory and her predecessors, including their service records, are related using existing authentic sources. Victory I, 800 tons, was built as a merchant ship in 1559 and bought by the Navy two years later. She was unfit for further service in 1606. Victory II, 656 tons, was launched in 1620 and after various rebuilds, was broken up in 1690 at Woolwich. Victory III, 1,486 t… Read More

Filed under: Nelson | Atlantic | Napoleonic War | English Channel | North Sea | Irish Sea | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

Andrew Baines Wins The Victory Medal 2021

…the care of historic ships, working first on HMS Warrior, before moving to HMS Victory as curator. He subsequently became Head of Historic Ships and is now Deputy Executive Director of Museum Operations at the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN). Since joining NMRN, Andrew has guided HMS Victory through one of the most challenging periods in her conservation history. Working alongside the HMS Victory Technical Committee, Andrew initiated a ra… Read More

Note: Signal Books of 1799 in HMS Victory

By Peter Witlock

…The gift to HMS Victory of two signal books used by Nelson while in the ship before Trafalgar…. Read More

Filed under: Nelson | Napoleonic War | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Ship Handling & Seamanship