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With Drums and Rolling Music, Like a Queen: Ships of the Atlantic Fleet Play the 'Victory' into Dock

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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Nelson's final flagship, 'Victory', is shown moving under tow up Portsmouth Harbour. Although she had spent over 100 years afloat there since her final sea-going commission, the ship was brought into the Dockyard's No. 1 Basin on 16 December 1921 to have her ballast removed. On 12 January 1922 she was then moved the few yards to what has since been her permanent home in the No. 2 Dry Dock. From the main and foremasts she flies the flags of St George and St Andrew as well as the red ensign.

National Maritime Museum





oil on canvas


H 127 x W 185.4 cm

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