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The HMS Victory Story

The HMS Victory Story (Hardback)

By John, Christopher

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This is the story of Britain's most illustrious warship, immortalised 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 f ...the line which packed a formidable punch with over 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 centrepiece 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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ISBN 9780752456058
Released NZ 19 Oct 2010
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780752456058
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press Ltd
Released 19 Oct 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By John, Christopher
Category British & Irish History
Maritime History
Naval Forces & Warfare
Military Vehicles
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 130mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 623.82250941
Weight 270g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade