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HMS Victory, the Quarterdeck


A section of the Quarterdeck showing, in the foreground (and in the detail picture), a brass plaque marking the point where admiral Nelson fell during the Battle of Trafalgar to musket fire from the Redoutable. He died later, on the orlop deck with the knowledge that the battle was his. In the background can be seen one of the 12-pounder cannon arming this deck.


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, August 2002

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