Large model of Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. This model is now housed in the Command of the Oceans gallery at Chatham.
The most iconic of all Royal Navy ships and still the landlocked flagship of the fleet, HMS Victory was built and subsequently repaired at Chatham. She would have been mothballed (laying in ordinary) on the Medway in the early days of the young Horatio Nelson’s naval career.
HMS Victory was Nelson’s flagship at Trafalgar. Built at Chatham Dockyard and launched in 1765. HMS Victory is now preserved at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. This large model was built for the 1941 Hollywood film ‘That Hamilton Woman’ starring Lawrence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. The model took three months to build, cost $5600, weighs 2 tonnes and fired a full broadside on screen with electrically triggered guns.
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