HMS Victory, Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, Hampshire: the bows and figurehead
|Slade, Sir Thomas (1703/4-1771)
|de Mare, Eric (1910-2002)
|Black and white
|Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
|Museums ; Dockyards ; Sculpture ; Military architecture ; Ships
NOTES: The Victory was designed by Sir Thomas Slade, the Senior Surveyor of the Navy. She was the flagship of the Second Sea Lord and is best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 under the command of Admiral Nelson. She was moved from moorings in Portsmouth Harbour to Number 2 dry dock at Portsmouth Royal Naval Dockyard in 1922 when work began restoring her to her 'fighting' condition of 1805.
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