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HISTORY

This high quality, highly detailed, expert level, HMS Victory scale model is Brand New, fully assembled and ready for display. This HMS Victory Model was specially designed & built by the plank on frame method (joining multiple small pieces of wood like Rosewood, Mahogany, Teak and other exotic tropical wood together on the hull). The model sailing ship is built exactly to scale as the original Lord Nelson's Flagship the HMS Victory was with many details. The task required skillful craftsmen hundreds of hours to accomplish. The H.M.S. Victory displaced over 3500 tons, and measured 226 feet in length and 51 feet abeam. Her hull was sheathed in copper to guard against barnacles. In a stiff breeze, she would billow 36 sails totaling four acres of canvas, and plough the waves at 10 knots. In weather fair or foul, the Victory was a fortress stocked with 35 tons of powder and 120 tons of shot. She possessed the capacity and endurance to remain at sea for up to six months at a time. Commissioned in 1778, the H.M.S. Victory had almost 30 years of embattled service at the time of Trafalgar. She is a veteran of many hard-won naval confrontations. On October 12, 1805, one of the most momentous battles in European history broke out off the coast of Cape Trafalgar, Spain. The combined fleets of France and Spain led by Napoleon the Great invaded England as a massive and powerful navy. They were thwarted by the supremacy of British sea power. The Victory has maintained a name for herself ever since. Honored and preserved over the years, she rests now at Portsmouth, England as a never-to-be-forgotten symbol of loyalty, courage and devotion to duty. The momentous Battle of Trafalgar began on Oct. 21, 1805. During this battle, the HMS Victory, led by Lord Nelson, defeated the invading French Armada led by Napoleon the Great. A 100-gun First Rate ship designed by Sir Thomas Slade, the HMS Victory was well-suited to be Lord Nelson’s flagship.