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HMS Victory Construction

Nelsons Navy

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Model designed entirely in-house by Rich, Dave and John.

It is our intention to produce the most historically accurate model of H.M.S. Victory, as she was at Trafalgar. As you may be aware H.M.S. Victory is in the process of being restored to her original Trafalgar configuration in time for the bicentenary celebrations on October 21st 2005. We are working closely with the curator for H.M.S. Victory to ensure that all planned amendments to H.M.S. Victory will also be incorporated into our finished kits.

The first model under construction is at a scale of 1:72. We are aiming for a release date of late April. As soon as we have a price we will publish it here.

HMS Victory:

Forever associated with Nelson's last battle, H.M.S. Victory is one of the most famous ships of all time, and is now preserved as a major part of the Royal Naval Museum in Portsmouth. The ship's survival is particularly appropriate since Victory is not only an example of the ultimate sailing warship ~ the three decker First Rate ~ but was also the most popular and successful 100-gun ship of the period. Forty years old by the time of Trafalgar (1804), she had been the flagship of half a dozen famous Admirals, and was to continue in active service until 1812.

Major battle honours:

H.M.S. Victory was not the first ship of the Royal Navy to bear that name. She had four predecessors:

1. The first Victory was built in 1559. In 1586, she was rebuilt to 800 tons and carried 34 guns with a crew of 750. At the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, she was the flagship of Sir John Hawkins.

2. Phineas Pett designed the second Victory. She was built at Deptford and launched in 1620. Rebuilt in 1666 to 1029 tons and carried 42 guns and a crew of 500.

3. The Royal James of 1675 was renamed the third Victory in 1691. She was rebuilt in 1695 to 1486 tons and carried 100 guns and a crew of 754.

4. The fourth Victory suffered a tragic fate. Launched in 1737, she was of 1920 tons, carried 100 guns and had a crew of 900. She was lost during a gale while off the Casquets in October 1744. Her whole crew perished with her ~ this tragedy caused the name Victory to be deleted, temporarily, from the Admiralty's list of ship names.

The fifth Victory (as depicted by this kit at the time of Trafalgar) was designed by Thomas Slade. Commissioned in 1788 and remained in active service until 1812. Laid down on 23rd July 1759, she was built at Chatham Dockyard (Kent), and launched on 7th May 1765.

Armada
1588
Sole Bay
1672
Dover
1652
Schooneveld
1673
Portland
1653
Texel
1673
Gabbard
1655
Barfleur
1692
Schevening
1653
Ushant
1781
Four days Battle
1666
St. Vincent
1797
Orfordness
1666
Trafalgar
1805

Model designed entirely in-house by Rich, Dave and John.

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+44 (0)1905 776 073
Or buy online at
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