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H.M.S. Victory Royal Navy Warship Flagship Military Ship Old Real Photo PostcardVintage Old Real Photo Photograph Photographic Postcard, SHIPPING, Military Vessel, H.M.S. Victory Ship. Royal Navy Warship.
Background: HMS VICTORY is the oldest commissioned warship in the world, and is still manned by officers and ratings of the Royal Navy. She is now the flagship of the Second Sea Lord and Commander in Chief Naval Home Command and lies in No 2 Dry Dock at Portsmouth Naval Base, Portsmouth, England.
H.M.S. Victory was designed by Thomas Slade, the Senior Surveyor of the Navy. Her keel was laid down in Chatham on 23 July 1759 and she was launched on 7 May 1765 but was not commissioned until 1778. Once commissioned she became the most successful first rate ship ever built.