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'The shrine of manly virtues': the 1920s Restoration of HMS Victory, Sarah Westbury

Over the past year I’ve been researching HMS Victory, the 251 year old warship preserved in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The Victory is already the subject of dozens of publications, but these focus almost exclusively on the ship’s military career – so the famous battles it fought in, the famous admirals in command – and focussing especially on its role as the flagship of Admiral Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. 1,027 more words

The Original shipbuilding slipway

It was low tide today , so managed to get a photo of what is meant to be the remains of the very first slipway before the permanent ones were built… 58 more words

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HMS Victory magic lantern slides

A Russian aircraft carrier, steaming (literally by the look of the black smoke) through the English Channel this week reminded me of the many photographic magic lantern slides that exist of Royal Navy ships. 285 more words

History

The Queen's Gate and stairs at Chatham Historic Dockyard

The Queen’s steps were the original entrance to the Dockyard , you may miss this if you don’t wander down to the river as it’s bricked up although the ornate metal archway us still there… 11 more words

Chatham Historic Dockyard

Trafalgar Day

In two previous articles on the Battle of Britain, and the commemoration of Battle of Britain Day on September 15th, I have mentioned Trafalgar Day (October 21st) and opined that there was a danger that Trafalgar Day is fading from our consciousness and that Battle of Britain Day will do likewise. 62 more words

Anniversary

Trafalgar Day 21st October , celebrating Nelsons Victory

There was a posh dinner last night in the mess hall , let’s sell celebrate England’s greatest victory and the most famous ship built at Chatham historic dockyard


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