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Author Christopher, John, 1956-

Title HMS Victory Story [electronic resource] / John Christopher.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2012]


Description 1 online resource (128 pages)
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Summary This is the story of Britain's most illustrious warship, immortalized as Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship in the Battle of Trafalgar. Constructed from the wood of over 6,000 trees, HMS Victory was designed as a "first rate ship," the Admiralty's designation for its largest ships of the line which packed a formidable punch with more than 100 guns arranged on three decks. In addition to the Battle of Trafalgar, HMS Victory saw action in the First and Second Battles of Ushant and during the Battle of Cape St Vincent. After bringing Nelson's body back to England, the Victory sailed out on a number of expeditions until her retirement in 1812. This magnificent ship is now the centerpiece of Portsmouth's historic docks and serves as the oldest naval ship still in commission. HMS Victory provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the British sailors who served on her.
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Subject Victory (Man of war) -- History.
Victory (Man of war) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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Other Form: Print version: Christopher, John, 1956- HMS Victory story. Stroud : History Press, 2010. 9780752456058 (hbk.) : (Uk)015583760
ISBN 9780752485102 (e-pub)
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