The predecessor to Nelson's favourite warship, HMS Victory was launched in 1737 and later became the flagship of the
Channel Fleet. She was lost less than a decade later during a violent storm in October 1744. Victory is unique: the only scientifically-studied wreck of a First Rate English warship found in the world's oceans. Explore the wonders of this
famed ship through the Virtual Dive Trail, archaeological papers and other background information with the links below.