15 rare vintage images of Nelson’s Royal Navy flagship, HMS Victory

Included are Le Redoutable, a 74-gun Temeraire-class ship of the French Navy engaged with Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Four different incredible engravings which depict the wound and the death of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson on the after deck of his flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar fought between the Royal Navy and the combined fleets of France and Spain during the Napoleonic War of the Third Coalition on 21 October 1805 off Cape Trafalgar, Spain and ‘HMS Victory’ being towed to Gibraltar with Nelson’s corps afterwards.

You will also see an earlier image of HMS Victory, flagship of Admiral Sir John Jervis, delivering a full broadside to the Spanish ship Salvador del Mundo in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent during the French Revolutionary Wars on February 14, 1797 near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. .

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