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Posted on Friday 2nd December

HMS Victory is to get a £16 million makeover – her most extensive renovation since the Battle of Trafalgar.

A team of experts will spend the next ten years overhauling the world's oldest commissioned ship; the iconic vessel is now 246 years old. Specialists from BAE Systems Surface Ships will begin work this month at Portsmouth Naval base where Victory is permanently berthed.

The restoration project will remove decayed timber from the side planking and replace with hand-fitted teak, as well as carrying out work on her three masts, as previously reported in Warfare.

This work will ensure that Lord Nelson's flagship will remain a popular visitor attraction for future generations to enjoy.

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HMS Victory

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HMS Victory is probably the best-known historic ship in the world. A symbol of the Royal Navy's achievements during the great age of sail, she is based in Portsmouth and seen by tens of thousands of visitors each year.

As is the case for many historic ships, however, there is a surprising shortage of informative and well illustrated guides, for reference during a visit or for research by enthusiasts - ship modellers,… Read more...

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