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Battleships HMS Victory, HMS Temeraire, and HMS Neptune at the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar, painting by Richard Grenville.

Hold the Line by Richard Grenville. HMS Temeraire, HMS Victory and HMS Neptune. Mid-morning on the October 1805 and, in light wind, Admiral Lord Nelson's Fleet makes a slow approach towards the French/Spanish Lines.

Figurehead of HMS Victory at Portsmouth Harbour.  Famous ship of the line (battleship in its time unsurpassed)

Figurehead of HMS Victory at Portsmouth Harbour. Famous ship of the line (battleship in its time unsurpassed). Unused as a school for Royal Navy. My grandfather was stationed on her 1907 to

HMS Victory at the Royal Naval Dockyard at Portsmouth, England seen in the 1970's.

- HMS Victory, tall ship at the Royal Naval Dockyard at Portsmouth, England seen in the

HMS Victory | Maritime Photographic

Professional images of HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's flagship and the World's oldest naval ship still in commission.

"The Heavyweight Punch," by Geoff Hunt. "HMS Victory," "HMS Temeraire" and "HMS Neptune" leading the line at Trafalgar on Oct. 21, 1805.

The Heavyweight Punch. In the misty calm of the morning of October three of Britain’s most powerful ships: Victory guns), Temeraire and Neptune are seen in full sail, majestically bearing down on the enemy line off Cape Trafalgar.

HMS Victory Images - Maritime Photographic

Professional images of HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's flagship and the World's oldest naval ship still in commission.

Nelson's Flagship HMS Victory built in 1759 now at Portsmouth, UK. Been here! I toured the ship...it was astounding. Nelson is one of my favorite historical figures of all time. Loved it!

Nelson's Flagship HMS Victory built in 1759 now at Portsmouth, UK. I toured the ship. Nelson is one of my favorite historical figures of all time. ---- I love old sailboats and ships!

HMS Victory by Geoff Hunt. Get your miniature www.shipmodelsuperstore.com

Geoff Hunt is one of the five-star artists of age of sail subjects, in this case HMS Victory

HMS Victory, Portsmouth, England-   the famous flagship that  Admiral Lord Nelson commanded at the Battle of Trafalger

HMS Victory, Portsmouth, England- the famous flagship that Admiral Lord Nelson commanded at the Battle of Trafalger<----also the ship that he died on. Oh, the Victory.she's a beauty, alright. I love old ships!

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: HMS Victory Interior

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth Picture: HMS Victory Interior - Check out TripAdvisor members' candid photos and videos of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Eating and Drinking | HMS Victory It was important that Victory’s provisions remained edible through many months at sea. Therefore the crew’s diet was limited and repetitive, made up of staples which would last well, such as salted beef and pork, biscuit, peas and oatmeal, butter and cheese. These were stored in casks or bread bags in the Hold, but inevitably some went bad as barrels leaked, were infested by maggots or eaten by rats.

The galley stove of HMS Victory, used to cook the dinners for over 800 men every day - if it could be boiled, it could be cooked aboard ship

Spanish warships and British "Man of War" carried up to 100 cannon.

Spanish warships and British "Man of War" carried up to 100 cannon.