October 2015 Conservation Log

HMS Victory in her True Colours

On the eve of the 210th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, the repainting of HMS Victory is drawing to a close and this short film captures her new look with timelapse and background interviews with the team involved and the research supporting it.

Andrew Baines, Head of Historic Ships at the National Museum of the Royal Navy and Project Director said “The really key point for us is that this is not what HMS Victory might have looked like, this is not what it would have looked like if we had done this 210 years ago, this is what it looked like, this is what Nelson saw….and when you come to visit Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard we tell you this is how something was, we want you to trust us and we want you to know that it’s right. That is the real motivation and the key decision for us in making the change.”

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