HMS Victory Cross Section
The HMS Victory, is the name of Nelsons Flagship, on which he was killed at Trafalgar.
The battle of Trafalgar was one of the most famous battles in history, bitterly fought on the 21st October 1805. Few miles south-east of Cadiz, between English and French-Spanish fleets.
The Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805) was a naval engagement between the British Royal Navy.
As part of Napoleon’s plans to invade England, the French and Spanish fleets combined to take control of the English Channel.
Moreover, the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies during the War of the Third Coalition. They encountered the British fleet under Lord Nelson, recently assembled to meet this threat. Above all in the Atlantic Ocean along the southwest coast of Spain, off Cape Trafalgar.
Nelson was outnumbered, with 27 British ships of the line to 33 allied ships including the largest warship, the Spanish Santísima Trinidad.
Nelson sailed his fleet directly at the allied battle line’s flank, hoping to break it into pieces. Villeneuve had worried that Nelson might attempt this tactic but, for various reasons, had made no plans in case this occurred. The plan worked almost perfectly; Nelson’s columns split the Franco-Spanish fleet in three, isolating the rear half from Villeneuve’s flag.