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HMS Victory Portsmouth

23rd July, 2023

Today we visited the port of Portsmouth, known for its maritime heritage and Portsmouth historic dockyard. I took the opportunity to visit this historic warship, where Nelson died in the Battle of Trafalgar. HMS Victory was launched in 1765 and she is the world’s oldest commissioned ship with 245 years of service. She is of course preserved as a museum ship.

For me at 6’5” tall this tour of the ship was challenging. HMS Victory’s lowest deck height is 5ft on the Orlop, so I was dodging beams with my head to mitigate lower back strain J . I also think the Captain’s cabin is better onboard Discovery, I have a balcony and a dishwasher J

Well worth a visit, an historic time capsule that takes you back to when ships were made of wood and men of iron!

Kind Regards
Captain Darin Bowland, MSc

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