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Vice Admiral Lord Nelson’s lost diamond jewel on show at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

- Trademark diamond ornament rediscovered and remade for the first time –

To celebrate Trafalgar Day on 21 October 2017, The National Museum of the Royal Navy has revealed the first authentically recreated replica in diamonds of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson’s fabled lost jewelled chelengk.

 

World first for HMS Victory as ambitious engineering project resupports flagship

An 18-month programme to re-support the world’s most famous warship HMS Victory sagging under her own weight is now underway.

Hollywood’s Transformers V: The Last Knight

Cold War submarine HMS Alliance got a dusting of Hollywood magic when it was used as a location for Paramount Picture's Transformers V: The Last Knight. The film is on general release from Friday 23rd June and eagle-eyed fans will see HMS Alliance making an appearance.  

HMS Victory – her crew at the Battle of Trafalgar

A question we are often asked at the museum is how many men were on board, and who were they?  The muster roll for HMS Victory is held in the archives at the library here at the National Museum of the Royal Navy.  It names all the crew of the ship at the Battle of Trafalgar, each man on the list being awarded prize money for the enemy ships destroyed or captured during the battle.  Besides Lord Nelson and Captain Hardy, there are 820 crew on this list.