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Question by gopinath
Submitted on 8/25/2003
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   can you give  details/ info on HMS Victory. I recently acquired a model of that.

Answer by kcrich
Submitted on 12/2/2003
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I been building a model of the HMS victory for the past two years, and have found the following sources very useful... "Lord Nelson Ships" a detailed account of how the Admiralty model was built. Also, "Rigging Period ships". The former I found on line, and the latter @ the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath Maine. A third text a friend brought back from the UK. I'm not @ home right now so I can't supply the authors names, but the titles ought to point you in the correct direction. Hope this proves useful... thanks


Answer by Sir Matthew M Kohutek
Submitted on 12/19/2003
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Another fine place to find info on ships of the line is at H.M.S. VICTORY.com. Several good books have excelent information on 18th century ships. I believe the best in my opinion is one by a Mr. Fitze Hugh Miller, who actualy reconstructed a small frigate in the late 70's or early 80's named H.M.S. Rose. Any way I digress, his book was called early american ships by 13 colonies press. Also he has a website for a non profit firm that suports the ship. Plus as a suprise this reconstructed ship was the one used the new movie that just came out. (Master and comander far side of the world.)


Answer by Jim Lawrence
Submitted on 12/27/2003
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The best 'all in one' info on the Victory then get the following book :
Anatomy of the Ship the 100 gun ship Victory by John McKay
ISBN 0-85177-798-8

Not the 'absolute' best and not cheap but the single best starting source with info and a whole load of scale detail drawings.

All the best !


Answer by Horst Winkelmann
Submitted on 12/28/2003
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Try the following:
"The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships" by C. Nepean Longridge, printed by Model and Allied Publications Limited. It's very good, full of accurate information, drawings and sketches.

The best of all is "H.M.S. Victory, Building, restoration & repair" put together by Arthur Bugler, O.B.E. Late Constructor H. M. Dockyard, Portsmouth. This is published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office. It comes with a complete set of 1/4" scale drawings for the hull and fittings as well as two sheets of drawings in 1/8" scale for the standing rigging and the running rigging.

Good luck!


Answer by Clive
Submitted on 9/23/2004
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A good book with the best drawings also by John McKay is "HMS Victory Her Construction, Career and Restoration" by Alan McGowen


Answer by WIlliam Code
Submitted on 4/24/2005
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I also am building a model of Victory.. The question is when are you trying to build her?? Almost all the books listed show her as the Museum ship she is today.. As is the case with all ships there apearence changes with each yard period and rebuild.
   Im trying to find information on her 1800- 1803 great rebuild.What did her stern decorations and poop deck rails look like? Did she carry boat booms on her Poop deck ?  So research is very important. The books listed above by Mr Winkelmann are very good.


Answer by Chungmal
Submitted on 6/17/2006
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I'm looking for a detailed broadside pic of the Victory. It needs to be of the whole ship and the more detail the better. Anyone know where i might find such a pic?


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