HMS Victory

HMS Victory HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765.

HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is most famous as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. http://www.hms-victory.com/ http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Victory

National Museum of the Royal Navy
01/06/2019

National Museum of the Royal Navy

On this day in 1923 it was the official inauguration of the restoration of HMS Victory in Portsmouth Dockyard. With the RM band of the ship Malaya playing 'Rule Britannia', Lady Fremantle, wife of Admiral Sir Sydney Fremantle, ceremonially lowered the supporting cherubs from the figurehead to allow work to start on restoring the bows to their Trafalgar aspect.

National Museum of the Royal Navy
07/05/2019

National Museum of the Royal Navy

🎂 Today is the 254th anniversary of the oldest commissioned warship in the world, HMS Victory. 🎂

She was floated out of the Old Single Dock at Chatham Dockyard on this day in 1765.

She’s had an incredible journey as Nelson’s flagship and her 40th year was spent at the Battle of Trafalgar.

She’s also where Nelson lost his life and you can see the spot where he fell on her top deck.

Now at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard she's ready to teach you all about key moments in British naval history! ⚓️

National Museum of the Royal Navy
22/08/2018

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Inspired by the The News, Portsmouth article on Dockyard Painters we thought it would be nice to see then and now pictures as the work continues in a similar way to keep HMS Victory looking her best.

National Museum of the Royal Navy
17/04/2018

National Museum of the Royal Navy

The two-yearly task of repainting Victory is underway and it’s one of the first jobs for our newly-appointed ship painters, Ken Ferrett and Dave Bishop, who have joined the National Museum’s historic ships’ team.

It’s not as daunting as painting the Forth bridge, but the two-man team use 510 litres of top coat; 33 litres of undercoat and 50 tubes of filler and it will take four months to complete, working five days a week.

The painting preserves the structural integrity of the ship side. Three years ago the National Museum announced a historically accurate re-painting of Victory, in collaboration with expert conservators Crick Smith, University of Lincoln.

It was part of the most comprehensive and forensic programme of conservation work to be done on Victory since she was first installed in dry dock at the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in the 1920s.

Since then, visitors have seen the ship in the colours she was painted at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Careful research has shown that she was painted externally in a combination of pale yellow and dark grey at the time of her famous victory, when Admiral Lord Nelson was fatally wounded. It would have been the Captain, Thomas Hardy, Nelson’s trusted right-hand man, who was responsible for the painting of the ship. Being a man of restricted means, Hardy chose pigments supplied free of charge by the Royal Navy, including lead white and ochre.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
20/02/2018

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Today, The National Museum of the Royal Navy has revealed plans to invest ÂŁ33 million in Portsmouth over the next two years which will bring a massive boost to the visitor economy.

Developing major new exhibitions and interpretation alongside finalising major museum projects are at the heart of the investment.

It follows the news of a record breaking year for visitor numbers and economic impact figures that state that Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which is managed by the National Museum, brings ÂŁ110million p.a. for Portsmouth.

Find out more about the announcement here: https://goo.gl/XPxTVc

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
28/09/2017

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Don’t let the weather spoil your day out – with plenty to see and do, indoors and outdoors, seek out adventure wherever you go.

With your All Attraction ticket in hand, step onboard HMS Victory, the Royal Navy’s most famous warship. Take a self-guided tour around the vessel, as you explore the hidden depths and chambers onboard.

Why not visit our new exhibition: Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Navy? Learn about the fascinating history of the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) as you take in the wonderful displays and stories on show.

Find out about Hannah Snell who disguised herself as a man to serve in the Royal Marines and many more naval heroes.

Save 20% when you buy your All Attraction ticket online here: https://goo.gl/G9U36p

22/08/2017
Navy News

Navy News

IT’S mesmerising Monday…

This rather hypnotic animation of HMS Victory has been produced by boffins at BAE as the firm begins a £3m programme of work to re-support the world’s most famous warship from sagging under her own weight
Nelson’s flagship has been sitting in a dry dock in Portsmouth since 1922 supported by 22 steel cradles positioned six metres apart.

It has been well documented that the 252-year-old ship is creeping under her own weight and following a detailed laser scan of 89.25 billion measurements and computer modelling, a new support system has been designed to mimic how the ship would sit in water.

The existing steel blades are placing considerable strain on the hull structure and over the next 18 months will be replaced by 134 15-ft adjustable steel props fitted over two levels. This will completely revolutionise the support system and share the ship’s 2000 tonnes load between them.

Each prop is telescopic and features a cell monitoring the load around the clock and which is easily adjusted.
Andrew Baines, Project Director at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, which now owns and operates the ship said “The hull is moving at a rate of 0.5cm each year, so 20 centimetres over the last 40 years. This is untenable and must be remedied before irreversible damage is done.

“The new support system will cradle the ship much like she would be in water.

“The existing cradles will be removed in stages across the project’s duration and visitors will start to notice a real change in the look of the dry dock.”

BBC Breakfast
20/08/2017

BBC Breakfast

Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory meets her new 'little sister' HMS Queen Elizabeth.

The Royal Navy's largest ever vessel has just arrived at her new home in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
18/08/2017

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

With the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth yesterday, we've decided we're going to play spot the difference? Can you find the subtle difference between these two images?

16/08/2017
National Museum of the Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy

We had one of our favourite visitors here today! Great to see you Dan Snow's History Hit. #HMSQueenElizabeth

23/06/2017
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Preparations for this weekend have already begun. We had our colleagues who are also Reserves, raise the Armed Forces Day flag on Reserves Day; the Royal Marines School of Music rehearsing in the dockyard and armoured vehicles being driven in later today.

Watch the video for a sneaky preview of the Royal Marines School of Music.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
09/06/2017
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

BRAVO ZULU! NAUTICAL RESEARCH SUPPORT FOR HMS VICTORY TOPPED AT ÂŁ1MILLION

History Hit
11/05/2017

History Hit

Today in 1765 the mighty HMS Victory was launched. The single most complex manmade object on Earth at the time. Victory fought the French through decades of war. It was Nelson's last flagship, he was mortally wounded aboard at his greatest victory, Trafalgar.

National Museum of the Royal Navy
01/04/2017

National Museum of the Royal Navy

According to reports from Isle of Wight Radio today, news has it that HMS Victory is to be floated out of her dry dock and into the Solent as a spectator for this year’s Cowes Week.

We can confirm... that reports have been greatly exaggerated and sadly this story is an #AprilFool! However, here’s a little something to show what she might have looked like!”

Ostindiefararen Götheborg
31/03/2017

Ostindiefararen Götheborg

Time flies and it is high time to sign up to join the ship in the dock.
On the 24th of April the Swedish Ship Götheborg will be moved to Gotenius yard and on the 10th of May she will be moved back to the Pier again. During the time in the yard we will do maintenance of the hull. When the ship is back on the pier we will up rigg her and make her beautiful before the summers visitor activities start.

If you are interested to join as a volunteer please send an e-mail to [email protected]

More information: http://www.soic.se/en/volunteers/

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
06/03/2017

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

One of the most popular questions we get on HMS Victory is “blimey how did the sailors sleep in such close confines on the ship?” when they see a sea of hammocks swinging on the lower gun deck and orlop decks. Up to 600 sailors would have called this their bedroom at any one time…..and yes they were very comfortable!

We have just rehung many of the hammocks after removing them so painters could get into those hard-to-reach places as we decorate the ship in colours reminiscent of her state in 1805.

But there is also another more serious reason for giving the hammocks a blitz. And that is monitoring for pests (and no we don’t mean our much-loved younger visitors!) The humid and increasingly warm environment that the spring and summer months bring means that Victory is a good environment for pest activity. These pests come in all shapes and sizes. One such pest is moth (Tineola bisselliella) which likes to hide in the mattresses and blankets within the hammocks onboard. Team Victory are gearing up to tackle these challenges before the spring and leave no hammock unturned! Make a clean sweep of all our attractions and buy a ticket today http://ow.ly/UdMg309CZVw #nationalspringcleaning

HMS Victory's upper gun deck: thirty 12-pounder cannon.Pic by Maritime Photographic
29/01/2017

HMS Victory's upper gun deck: thirty 12-pounder cannon.

Pic by Maritime Photographic

HMS Victory emerging from the fog... Amazing picture by Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
23/01/2017

HMS Victory emerging from the fog...

Amazing picture by Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Magnificent Victory
21/01/2017

Magnificent Victory

Truly amazing that men could actually sail such an amazing work of art in all weathers and sea conditions. Hats off to the golden age of sail, the men who built such magnificent ships, and the iron sailors who manned them.

Thank you Nick Robertson‎ for sending this photo of HMS Victory taken in December!
10/01/2017

Thank you Nick Robertson‎ for sending this photo of HMS Victory taken in December!

The sun is setting down over HMS Victory... Pic by : Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
28/11/2016

The sun is setting down over HMS Victory...

Pic by : Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

HMS Victory's cover photo
18/11/2016

HMS Victory's cover photo

An amazing pic of HMS Victory shared by Dave Shull‎! Thank you!
16/11/2016

An amazing pic of HMS Victory shared by Dave Shull‎! Thank you!

Thanks Laura Sinclair for sharing this beautiful picture of HMS Victory!
10/11/2016

Thanks Laura Sinclair for sharing this beautiful picture of HMS Victory!

21/10/2016
Royal Navy

Lieutenant Commander Smith, Commanding Officer of HMS Victory, talks about the the importance of Trafalgar Day in the Royal Navy, and how it is still relevant today.

Lieutenant Commander Smith, Commanding Officer of HMS Victory, talks about the the importance of Trafalgar Day in the Royal Navy, and how it is still relevant today.

Sunny afternoon at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard!
12/10/2016

Sunny afternoon at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard!

Thanks Gordon for sharing this memory of HMS Victory! "This is my grandmother Daisy Collingwood, with my father Donald J...
09/06/2016

Thanks Gordon for sharing this memory of HMS Victory!

"This is my grandmother Daisy Collingwood, with my father Donald John Collingwood, onboard Victory back in the 1980's when she presented the framed needle-work she completed in memory of my grandfather Alfred William Collingwood BEM, who was Chief Bosun's Mate in the 1920's on the Victory.I believe it hangs in the Wardroom still, though I would love to be able to see it again, as this part of the ship is not open to the public."

Pic: Richard Bowen
09/06/2016

Pic: Richard Bowen

That's incredible: we've reached 3,000 likes!Thank you 3,000 times! The best is yet to come... :)
01/05/2016

That's incredible: we've reached 3,000 likes!
Thank you 3,000 times!
The best is yet to come... :)

Thank you Dick and Robert for sharing this incredible picture with us!! "On January 12th 1922, HMS Victory was brought i...
21/04/2016

Thank you Dick and Robert for sharing this incredible picture with us!!

"On January 12th 1922, HMS Victory was brought into No. 2 dock at Portsmouth, the oldest drydock in the world. This is a family photo that we have recently discovered in a long-forgotten tin box of the team of divers involved. Joseph Boyett (left-hand diver), a shipwright at Portsmouth dockyard, was one of the team involved. Posted by Robert and Dick Boyett - Joseph is our great grandfather/grand father."

Thank you Richard Bowen for sharing this amazing pic of HMS Victory and thank you all for sending your photos and for sh...
19/03/2016

Thank you Richard Bowen for sharing this amazing pic of HMS Victory and thank you all for sending your photos and for sharing your experiences on board.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
03/01/2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Christmas is comming at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
27/11/2015

Christmas is comming at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

The weather is holding and the atmosphere is fantastic! The Magical Christmas Tree Maze is very popular, with one of our youngest visitors, 12 month old Minnie Pook, trying out our new attraction! Come on down and enjoy warm mulled wine, local treats and live music in the toasty Fagin's Tavern .. there's so much to see and do....

A really nice aerial image of HMS Victory with her new colours by Shaun Roster PhotographyThank you for sharing!http://w...
13/11/2015

A really nice aerial image of HMS Victory with her new colours by Shaun Roster Photography

Thank you for sharing!

http://www.shaunroster.com/

Today we celebrate the 210th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar!This is the perfect occasion to explain the new pain...
21/10/2015
HMS Victory in her True Colours | National Museum of the Royal Navy

Today we celebrate the 210th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar!

This is the perfect occasion to explain the new paint scheme that has been applied on HMS Victory.

On the eve of the 210th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, the repainting of HMS Victory is drawing to a close and the following short film captures her new look with timelapse and background interviews with the team involved and the research supporting it.

'Well done, lads. Extra ration of rum for all of you!' We've reached 2,000 likes! Thank you all for your support!
06/10/2015

'Well done, lads. Extra ration of rum for all of you!'

We've reached 2,000 likes! Thank you all for your support!

Today marks the 257th birthday of Vice Amiral Horatio Nelson. This great hero died 47 years later aboard HMS Victory, wh...
29/09/2015

Today marks the 257th birthday of Vice Amiral Horatio Nelson. This great hero died 47 years later aboard HMS Victory, while commanding Britain's fleet during Battle of Trafalgar (1805).

HMS Victory in a storm.
17/09/2015

HMS Victory in a storm.

HMS Victory
12/09/2015

HMS Victory

Today, Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning UK monarch. God save the Queen! Photo: National Museum of the Royal N...
09/09/2015

Today, Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning UK monarch.
God save the Queen!

Photo: National Museum of the Royal Navy

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Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
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