Warfare in News
Posted on Tuesday 6th March
This charitable trust established as part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy to ensure the preservation of Nelson’s flagship at Trafalgar for future generations.
The MOD agreed to match the £25 million capital grant by the Gosling Foundation which will support the new Trust. This total endowment of £50 million will ensure that Victory will remain the centrepiece of the nation's maritime heritage, continuing as a commissioned ship of the Royal Navy under her Commanding Officer and ship’s company.
Victory will remain the flagship of the Second Sea Lord until she is made the flagship of the First Sea Lord, as planned. This enhancement in Victory’s status will reinforce the ship’s continuing special position within the Royal Navy.
HMS Victory(Paperback - 128 pages)
by Jonathan Eastland
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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