H.M.S. Victory Report to the Victory Technical Committee of a Search Among the Admiralty Records

By L.G. Carr Laughton, published May 1924


This report sets out to fill a lacuna in the then current knowledge of the Victory: during her career she underwent a number of refits and modifications, so that the ship on display at Portsmouth in 1923 was very different from that built in 1765. In particular, it was by no means clear what she was like at Trafalgar. Drawing on records at the Public Record Office, the Admiralty and H.M. Victualling Yard, Deptford, the author is able to reconstruct a detailed description of her hull, masts, sails and rigging, fitting and equipment and armament as they were in 1805.

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Filed under: Nelson | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design | Weapons

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