HMS Victory "HMS Victory is the Royal Navy's most famous warship. Best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory currently has a dual role as the Flagship of the First Sea Lord and as a living museum to the Georgian Navy. The visitor experience onboard HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard as Nelson’s famous flagship from the Battle of Trafalgar is now brought alive with a hand-held audio guide for the first time in the ship’s history." . . .
. . . "HMS Victory was permanently saved for posterity in 1922 following a national appeal, and placed into dry dock at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard where she remains today. Visitors to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard can now trace the development of Britain’s technical maritime advancements. Maintaining a ship like Victory out of water presents huge challenges, but you can be sure that Victory will never lose her original charm and appeal." . . .
Where Admiral Nelson fell
Where Nelson died
Victory now collapsing under her own weight "Britain's most famous warship is at risk of collapsing under its own weight according to structural engineers.
"HMS Victory, Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, needs 136 metal props fitted as the historic vessel's deck sinks towards its keel (a ship's backbone) by a fifth of an inch (0.5cm) each year.
"The ship is also slowly falling backwards, away from the bowsprit - HMS Victory's front end - and water is getting into the hull. " . . .
All this brings to mind a song....