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Model Ship Victory 107cm Trafalgar Finish -Prestige Edition-
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The magnificent flagship of the English fleet boasting exceptional firepower.
Length: 107 cm
Width: 32 cm
Height: 79 cm
The Victory is the oldest surviving ship of the line still in commission. The story of this fascinating ship can be traced back to the year 1758. In this year, the Victory was designed by Sir Thomas Slade and built between 1759 and 1765 at Chatham Shipyard.
The Victory is a ship of superlatives. She has 3 masts, 5 decks, of which 3 are gun decks with a total of 104 guns, and a crew numbering an incredible 850 men. However following her launch on 7 May 1965, she first lay 13 long years at anchor in Medway.
In 1795, the Victory set sail for the Mediterranean, where she took part in the Battle of Cape Saint Vincent. On 14 February 1797 under the command of Admiral John Jervis, the Victory achieved a victory with the English fleet at Cape Saint Vincent. Following her return to Chatham in November of the same year, the Victory was initially decommissioned.
However her most glorious time was still to come. In order to prepare the Victory for deployment against France and Spain, she was reconditioned in 1805. Later in the same year, the Victory was the flagship of the English fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar under the command of Captain Nelson. In the toughest and most important naval battle in English seafaring history, England fought the fleets of France and Spain. In the course of this battle the Victory used her formidable firepower to sink the ships Bucentaure and Redoutable under the opposing Admiral Villeneuve. In the end England was able to put her foes to flight.
The Victory remained in service until 1812. She has been in a dry dock at Portsmouth since 1922, where she is visited by 350,000 visitors a year.
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