HMS Victory Manual: An Insight into Owning, Operating and Maintaining the Royal Navy's Oldest and Most Famous Warship

Author(s): Peter Goodwin


HMS Victory is probably the most famous surviving historic warship in the world today. She was flagship to Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, when he was killed on her quarter deck by a sniper's bullet in Britain's hour of victory. Maritime historian and former HMS Victory Keeper and Curator Peter Goodwin tells the story of Nelson's flagship, giving fascinating insights into how she was built, her anatomy and weaponry, and how a ship of the line in the Georgian navy was sailed, fought and maintained.


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Peter K. Goodwin served in the Royal Navy before pursuing a career as a maritime historian and author. He was appointed the first Keeper and Curator of HMS Victory in 1991. Peter has also worked as historical advisor for the film Master and Commander and the Hornblower series.

Officially licensed Royal Navy product. The first classic warship from the age of fighting sail to receive the Haynes manual treatment. Vivid insights into the construction and operation of HMS Victory including her hull, steering, masts, sails, rigging and weapons. Also covers her internal and external hull reconstruction at Portsmouth in the 21st century. Author Peter Goodwin is the former Keeper and Curator of HMS Victory and historical advisor for the film Master and Commander and the Hornblower series.

General Fields

  • : 9780857330857
  • : Haynes Publishing Group
  • : J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • : March 2012
  • : 270mm X 210mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 176
  • : Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • : Peter Goodwin
  • : Hardback