NAPOLEONIC PERIOD MARITIME COLLECTION
BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - HMS VICTORY - HORATIO NELSON
The 200th anniversary of 'The Battle Of Trafalgar' was celebrated in 2005 and this item is one of many pieces celebrating that Napoleonic period of history and landmark anniversary
-- Interesting Nelson related piece which is an old shaped copper ashtray with 5 side rests, which shows a blue centre section with the famous flagship HMS Victory on it. The rounded shaped dish also has a dark blue scroll across it showing the ships name on. This old ashtray souvenir piece is in a great condition and the size is 4" (11.5cm) wide.
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-- HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is most famous as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. She was also Keppel's flagship at Ushant, Howe's flagship at Cape Spartel and Jervis's flagship at Cape St Vincent. After 1824 she served as a harbour ship. In 1922 she was moved to a dry dock at Portsmouth, England, and preserved as a museum ship. She continues to be flagship of the Second Sea Lord and is the oldest naval ship still in commission.
-- This is an item taken from a collection of Horatio Nelson, Battle of Trafalgar and HMS Victory stock which we currently hold. Many of the items are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the famous battle in 1805. Many of this large collection of items are available on the Travellers in Time website. (Code P) [PR]