|Description||HMS Victory Model Ship by Charles Parsons at 1:96 scale. Wooden ship is a 3 masted square sailing ship, but sails are not up. Each mast has a crow's nest that is flat with a railing towards rear. There are two decks, with rear deck higher up. The rear deck has a small, rectangular skylight in floor. Rigging is attached with black deadeyes and the rigging forms very intricate netting. The front of the ship has an intricate front piece of black and gold, with a red shield and crown in front. There is a small deck at front with blue walls. There are four, black anchors at front of ship, two per side. The rear of the ship is made of 27 windows with gold columns that wrap around the sides, with 9 windows on each side. "VICTORY" is written in gold under rear windows. The boat exterior is striped black and gold on the upper half, and is red on the lower half. Within the gold strips are black windows (?). The top row has them all open with cannons poking out. The center of the lower deck has 4 launches/dinghies of various sizes, all painted white and turquoise. Mounted on dark stained, wooden base that cradles ship.|
|Object Name||Model, Instructional|
|Collection||3D - Documentary Objects|
|Title||HMS Victory Model Ship by Charles Parsons|
Constructed by Charles Parsons at his home in San Carlos.
British Ship of the Line, 1765
Model by Charles Parsons, Model Plans by G. F. Campbell
1:96 scale, Completed 1974
The Victory is a 104-gun “Ship of the Line.” It took over 2,000 oak trees to build the 226.5-foot ship. She was designed to carry 850 officers and men.
In her most famous fight, the Victory was Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. The British fought against a combined French and Spanish fleet on October 21, 1805. The British won the battle, but Nelson died of his wounds.
Today, she is the oldest commissioned warship in the world and the official flagship of the First Sea Lord. The Victory is also a museum with 350,000 annual visitors.
|Dimensions||H-29.75 W-41 D-12.5 inches|
Parsons, Charles H.
HMS Victory (ship)
Parsons, Charles H.