HMS Victory: From Fighting the Armada to Trafalgar and Beyond

Iain Ballantyne, Jonathan Eastland

Seven ships named Victory have carried the name in Royal Navy service, with the first being Sir John Hawkins' ship at the Battle of the Armada and the seventh, and current, being the flagship of Admiral Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Nelson's HMS Victory, which is still in commission, is the main subject of this book.
Date Published :
December 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
120 b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781593639
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6.75 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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Seven ships named Victory have carried the name in Royal Navy service, with the first being Sir John Hawkins' ship at the Battle of the Armada and the seventh, and current, HMS Victory having been the flagship of Admiral Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Both the first and the last have therefore saved England at a time of extreme peril.

Nelson’s Victory which is still in commission at Portsmouth as the flagship of the Second Sea Lord and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command, Vice Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent, is the main subject of this forthcoming book.

About The Author
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Iain Ballantyne has been on both ends of a submarine attack. At the close of the Cold War he was aboard a warship forced to take evasive action in the Barents Sea when a Russian submarine launched a torpedo. He has also sailed under the waves aboard a nuclear-powered attack submarine, at one stage using the periscope to view potential targets during a combat exercise. A one-time London-based defence and diplomatic correspondent for a national news agency, Iain has contributed to coverage of naval and military issues in the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY, MAXIM and FOCUS as well as prestigious publications published on behalf of NATO and the Royal Navy. http://www.iainballantyne.com/

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