H.M.S. Victory Part II

By Edward Fraser, published August 1922


Victory IV, 1,920 tons, was launched in 1737 and wrecked seven years later on the Caskets in bad weather with the loss of 1,000 people.   The present Victory 2,162 tons, was launched in 1765, served as flagship of the Mediterranean fleet and, after Trafalgar, in the Baltic. She was paid off in Portsmouth in 1812 and served as the port Admiral’s flagship until 1922. Until then, she had cost the nation a total of £475,000.

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Filed under: Nelson | Atlantic | Napoleonic War | Baltic | Mediterranean | Other (Nineteenth C) | Shipwrecks | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

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