Explorer and Independent Biologist

Saturday, 11 December 2010

HMS Victory

During a recent visit to my elder son's family near the naval town of Portsmouth, we took an opportunity to visit with friends the Christmas Market in the historical dockyards, open to the public that weekend. For me it was an opportunity to see again my favourite ship HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship. HMS Victory is best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, and The Victory currently serves both as the flagship of the Commander-in-Chief of Naval Home Command and as a living museum.

The children arrive at Portsmouth Docks railway station

Even the carousel has a nautical theme with the figure-head of an old sailing ship
HMS Victory - flagship of the Commander-in-Chief of 
Naval Home Command and a living museum

The stern view, with the windows of Admiral Lord Nelson's cabin

The bow view, and the maintenance of all that rigging, 
especially in heavy seas, defies the imagination! 

Here is an account of my previous visit to HMS Victory