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Anniversary of Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805

Thirty seconds of serious firepower as would be seen from enemy ship more than two centuries ago. Pretty impressive.

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8 responses to Anniversary of Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805

  1. Heck of a lot of smoke! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for posting, Rob…

  3. Wow! I surrender! A great video.

  4. I usually think that I’m lucky that Facebook is not available here in China, but, maybe, this time I’m wrong………

    • I saw that news you referred to in an earlier post about the Victory “sinking”. They’ve had a cradle below the hull for years while they renewed timbers but the hull nonetheless has sagged under top weight of the ship. They’re now investing in an array of external metal supports, with sensors, made by BAE Systems. It’s all part of a multi-million refurbishment package for the 252 year old warship.

  5. “If I wasn’t a gunner, I wouldn’t be here! Number one gun, FIRE!” Amazing to see! Thanks for posting this.

  6. Lord Nelson’s last command, HMS Victory, has been in permanent dry dock for years.

    Went aboard the Victory in Portsmouth and saw the small embedded plaque where Nelson expired. I was amazed to see a British sailor pipe a salute to a departing destroyer and even more amazed when he told me that was standard practice, as the land-locked Victory is still on active duty. Commanding her is the final feather in an admiral’s career.

    In WWII she took a German bomb that lodged in her keel after failing to explode. They removed the iron guns and anchors and put them on display outside the ship, replacing them with much lighter fiberglass replicas as the original guns and anchor are so heavy they would pull the planks apart in dry dock. Not sure how they fired the guns for this video

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