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THE FIVE "VICTORY'S"

No. Launched Details Battle Honours
1st 1559 Originally a merchantman, the Christopher, purchased for the Navy in 1561 and re-named the Victory. Rebuilt 1586. 800 tons: 34 guns: 300 mariners: 34 gunners: 400 soldiers. 1588 Flag of Sir John Hawkins. 1588 The Armada.
2nd 1620 875 tons: 42 guns: 270 men. Designed by Phineas Pett. 1627. Expedition to La Rochelle 1635. Ship Money Fleet 1665. Rebuilt. 1029 tons: 82 guns. 1652 Dover
1653 Portland
1653 Gabbard
1653 Scheveningen
1666 Orfordness
3rd 1675 1486 tons: 100 guns: 754 men. Originally the Royal James, renamed the Victory in 1691. 1692 Bartfleur
4th 1737 1020 tons: 110 guns: 900 men. Built at Portsmouth. Lost in the Channel with all hands, 1744. MORE
5th 1765 2162 tons: 104 guns: 850 men. Built at Chatham. The 5th (and present) H.M.S. Victory, now in No. 2 Dock at Portsmouth, and is the Flagship of Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command. 1781 Ushant
1797 St. Vincent
1805 Trafalgar

HMS Victory : LOSS OF THE 4TH VICTORY : PROFILE OF H.M.S. VICTORY








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