HMS Victory and the Battle of Trafalgar

November 2020

HMS Victory and the Battle of Trafalgar

Sam Willis explores the remarkable conservation project underway in Portsmouth to preserve Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, HMS Victory, for future generations. Her hull – obviously designed to float – has started to suffer from a century in dry dock and her immensely complex rigging has been dismantled. Her masts are about to be removed. Sam talks with Nick Ball who works with Victory at the National Museum of the Royal Navy and also with David Davies, historian novelist and Chairman of the Society for Nautical Research.

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