Events for Wednesday 17th May 2017


On This Day in History

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HMV Victory Launched

17th 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 Reading

HMS 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...

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