Stock Photo Description: This stock photo depicts the massive size of the HMS Victory a first rate ship of 104 guns and 226 feet long famous for it's role as Lord Nelson's flagship in the Battle of Trafalgar. The Victory currently serves as the Flagship of the Commander in Chief Naval Home Command and Royal Navy Museum at the historic Portsmouth Harbour. The Victory was one of the fastest first rate ships of the line at her time, and had excellent handling abilities. In general wind conditions and sail configuration she could reach a maximum speed of 8-9 knots (10 miles per hour) with a maximum recorded speed was 10-11 knots, approximately 12 miles per hour. Victory could spread a maximum of 37 sails. She was constructed from approximately 6000 trees, 90% of which was oak.
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Stock Photo of the HMS Victory at Portsmouth Harbour, England