HMS Victory Launch Edition Model Made Under License to The National Museum
1765 HMS Victory, £995.00
***Limited Edition of 250***
Her plinth border is made from carefully-selected pieces of Victory oak which are bonded together by Norfolk-based master craftsman David Burton to make an intriguing mosaic, with the 'V' inset with copper taken from her sheathing plates.
Commissioned in 2015 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of HMS Victory's launch, in May 1765, this stunning 250th anniversary model is a masterpiece of detailing and authenticity, with a timber-planked hull, cast metal cannon and anchors, and standing rigging hull ties of real chain.
She is presented with a numbered brass plaque and certificate of authenticity from Andrew Baines, curator of HMS Victory, and made under license to the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
In the right setting she looks simply spectacular!
Length 27½", height 19".
2015 marks HMS Victorys 250th anniversary. Designed by Sir Thomas Slade and launched in 1765 she was the ultimate Georgian warship. One of the most powerful weapons systems afloat, she was armed with 102 guns plus two carronades in the focsle, she displaced approximately 3,500 tons and carried a crew of about 850.
Six thousand trees - 90% of them British oak - went into her construction and this First Class Ship of The Line cost the Admiralty £63,176 3s - approximately £46.5 million in todays reckoning. HMS Victory remains a commissioned warship - the oldest in the world and today she serves as flagship to the First Sea Lord. A royalty from sales of these products goes to the National Museum of the Royal Navy for the ongoing preservation of our naval heritage.
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