The HMS Victory

The HMS Victory
 The HMS Victory alternate view
The HMS Victory alternate view
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17109
Building: 
Current Location: 
Base of the staircase and north of the cafe.
Floor: 
1st
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
Wooden ship model of the HMS Victory by Dick Harshaw.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
58 inches
Width: 
19 inches
Height: 
45 inches
Description: 

Wooden ship model of the HMS Victory by Dick Harshaw. This smaller scale reproduction celebrates the HMS Victory, notable for the role as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21, 1805. The original ship, by the Royal Navy rating system, was considered first-rate because of the continuous decks that contained 104 mounted guns. This replica features the following exterior attributes along the main structure of the ship: a copper metal like bottom, six black and five yellow stripes that run the length of the hull starting from the middle and extending upward towards the deck, and three rows of gun-ports that total ninety-four cannons. Above the quarterdeck the following features are noted: the mizzen, the main mast and the foremast each contain three sails all secured by rigging. The top two sails of each masts are unfurled, and the bottom sails are rolled up. Additional sails are also located on the bowsprit and along the rudder portion of the stern. Along the stern of the ship there are a total of twenty seven windows. This wooden sculpture was created during 1972.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes