HMS Victory still sits in the dry dock in Portsmouth Dockyard. This grand old ship is open to visitors and on display for all to see. The Flag ship of Admiral Lord Nelson who saw the greatest Naval victory of the Royal Navy over the French and Spanish.
The Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805) was a naval engagement fought by the British Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French Navy and Spanish Navy, during the War of the Third Coalition (August–December 1805) of the Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815).
The battle was the most decisive British naval victory of the war. Twenty-seven British ships of the line led by Admiral Lord Nelson aboard HMS Victory defeated thirty-three French and Spanish ships of the line under French Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve off the south-west coast of Spain, just west of Cape Trafalgar. The Franco-Spanish fleet lost twenty-two ships, without a single British vessel being lost.
One very good reason for my pride as a past member of the Royal Navy.
Cheers and keep reading.