HMS Victory

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HMS Victory is an old ship that has been converted into a museum ship, it is situated in Portsmouth, England. The HMS Victory is a 104 gun first rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy which was ordered in 1758 and was launched in 1765. The ship is best known as Lord Nelson's flagship used at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The ship was also used at lesser-known battles until it was relegated to a harbour ship role in 1824. The ship has a length of around 70 metres and its top speed was around 11 knots. In 1922 the ship was moved to a dry dock in Portsmouth and preserved as a museum ship that visitors can board and admire the craftsmanship and imagine what it was like to be aboard the ship in battle.

Getting there

The museum ship is situated in the Portsmouth Docks area. If travelling by car, head for the ‘Historic Dockyard’ car park which is a short walk away. The ship is a 5-10 minute walk away from ‘Portsmouth Harbour’ train station.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum ship is open daily 10am-6pm. Admission to the old ship is set at £18.

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  • Main Rd, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
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  • 023 9283 9766

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