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Chatham in Kent, England, United Kingdom
 

H.M.S. Victory

 
 
H.M.S. Victory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
1. H.M.S. Victory Marker
Inscription.  
On this Site
In the Old Single Dock
H.M.S.”Victory”
Was Laid Down on 23rd August 1759 and
Launched on the 7th May 1765 + + + She was
Almost Entirely Rebuilt in Chatham
Yard during the Years 1800 to 1803 and
On 30th July 1803 She Hoisted the Flag of
Lord Nelson
Who, on the 21st October 1805 Received His
Mortal Wound at
The Battle of Trafalgar
His Body was Brought to England
on Board
H.M.S.”Victory”
and Transferred to the Commissioners
Yacht “Chatham” at Sheerness on
23rd December 1805. +++ It was Thence
Conveyed to Greenwich Where It Lay
in State Until it was Removed for
Interment in
St Paul’s Cathedral

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 51° 23.689′ N, 0° 31.644′ E. Marker is in Chatham, England, in Kent. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Western Avenue and Main Gate Road, on the left when traveling north. Located in Historic Dockyard
H.M.S. Victory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
2. H.M.S. Victory Marker
The H.M.S. Victory marker (bottom), the Victory Dock marker (top) and the Old Single Dock marker (middle), in front of HMS Cavalier.
Chatham. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chatham, England ME4 4TZ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Victory Dock (here, next to this marker); The Old Single Dock (here, next to this marker); No. 2 Dry Dock, 1856 (a few steps from this marker); HMS Cavalier, 1944 (a few steps from this marker); First World War 100th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); The Clocktower Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Destroyer Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); No. 1 Machine Shop 1861; Armour Plate Shop 1865 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Also see . . .
1. H.M.S. Victory on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust. (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Chatham Dockyard Historical Society. (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
4. Chatham Dockyard on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
H.M.S. Victory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
3. H.M.S. Victory Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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