Let's make her shipshape: Workmen swing into action as ten-year restoration of Nelson's flagship HMS Victory begins

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The finishing touches to HMS Victory were made 246 years ago in Chatham Dock before she set to sea and went on to cover herself in glory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

She served for a total of 47 years - a period of time seldom matched by any modern warship - before being taken out of service in 1812.

Since then she has remained on display at Portsmouth harbour and now a ten-year battle to restore Lord Nelson's flagship to her full glory has begun.

It will combine the ship-building skills used on wooden craft with cutting edge technology used on modern warships....

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