Events for Thursday 17th May 2012
On This Day in History
HMV Victory Launched17th May 1765
HMS Victory, the ship which becomes the flagship of British Admiral Horatio Nelson, is launched at Chatham. The ship is now preserved at Portsmouth, England.
Further ReadingHMS Victory
(Hardback - 256 pages)
by Iain Ballantyne
SEVEN ships named Victory have carried the name in Royal Navy service, with the first being Sir John Hawkins' ship at the Battle of the Armada and the seventh, and current, HMS Victory having been the flagship of Admiral Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Both the first… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.