Rep., 1992. 119 pp., 20 photo-ills & over 300 perspective & 3-view drawings. D.j., 26 x 24cm. Slight fading of top edge of dust jacket o/w Nr.FINE. A detailed study of Nelson’s famous flagship, HMS VICTORY, now preserved at Portsmouth. She was one of the most successful 100-gun ships of her day and was already 40 years old with considerable war scars to her credit by the time she fought at Trafalgar in 1805. This book gives a full description of the ship and her position in the development of the three-deck First Rate, ship-of-the-line. There are 20 close-up photographs taken onboard and more than 300 perspective and 3-view drawings, portraying everything from her hull construction, to fittings, decoration, masts, yards and armament.