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Using the tried and tested formula HMS Victory, now available in the Haynes manual format, is probably the most famous surviving historic warship in the world today. She was flagship to Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, when he was killed on her quarter deck by a sniper’s bullet in Britain’s hour of victory. Maritime historian and former HMS Victory KUsing the tried and tested formula HMS Victory, now available in the Haynes manual format, is probably the most famous surviving historic warship in the world today. She was flagship to Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, when he was killed on her quarter deck by a sniper’s bullet in Britain’s hour of victory. Maritime historian and former HMS Victory Keeper and Curator Peter Goodwin tells the story of Nelson’s flagship, giving fascinating insights into how she was built, her anatomy and weaponry, and how a ship of the line in the Georgian navy was sailed, fought and maintained....

Title : HMS Victory Manual 1765-1812: An Insight into Owning, Operating and Maintaining the Royal Navy's Oldest and Most Famous
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ISBN : 9780857330857
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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HMS Victory Manual 1765-1812: An Insight into Owning, Operating and Maintaining the Royal Navy's Oldest and Most Famous Reviews

  • Paul
    2018-11-07 16:51

    This is a book about the nitty-gritty of the HMS Victory. More about what she's made of, how she was made and what all the dohickies, thingamajigs and whatchamacallits actually do. While there is a brief outline of her history, particularly her most famous engagement at Trafalgar, it's not a history book. It's full of interesting facts like: she was crewed by at least 800 people! (How did they fit that many aboard?!); a gun crew could fire her canon every 60 to 90 seconds; not only did they fit 800 people aboard, but had provisions for them for three months - tons and tons of provisions; while she had a rudder, it was the sails that steered her mostly. It's a fascinating book which could be culminated by a trip to visit the actual ship which still languishes in all her beauty in a dry dock in Portsmouth.

  • Richard Tod
    2018-10-22 17:50

    Absolutely brilliant book. I believe I could now be master of the Victory at sea no problemo.