History - OnThisDay - October 21st. 1805 - Battle of Trafalgar

On October 21st. 1805, the Battle of Trafalgar took place.





Battle of Trafalgar
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Vice Admiral Lord Nelson defeated a combined French /Spanish
fleet before the coast of Spain.
Well, Lord Nelson couldn't enjoy his victory.
A musket bullet killed the famous Vice Admiral.



Horatio Nelson - Source picture: Wikipedia


I do not want to talk about this famous Vice Admiral but about  his ship:
the HMS Victory.





Restoring the HMS Victory - Source picture: Wikipedia

The HMS Victory was launched in 1765. She served during the battles of:
- Ushant;
- Siege of Gibraltar;
- Battle of Cape St. Vincent. 
and of course the Battle of Trafalgar.


  Source picture: Wikipedia


Now the restored HMS Victory is located in Portsmouth (United Kingdom).