Back in Hamble we took a short train ride down to Portsmouth. It was wet and cold so not the best day but one thing I had to see was ‘Victory’.

Still a commissioned vessel and the Flag Ship of the First Lord of the Admiralty.


They are fitting a fire suppression system and getting ready to pull the masts for a major refurbishment.

The same ship Nelson sailed on although they estimate about 2% of it is original, including the keel, and about 15% from Trafalgar.

He did his duty: