Old Strawberry's posting earlier today has prompted me to post this.
It was taken in the summer of 1958 when I was youth hosteling in the area (stayed at Gosport YHA).
Spot the differences by going to http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/233712/title/hms-victory/cat/531...
Here is HMS Victory during the battle of Trafalgar on the 21st of October 1805. The painting shows HMS Victory disengaging from the wrecked Redoubtable.
The painting is by the artist Ivan Berryman
This rather grand model made of silver and wood and standing about 2ft high, was made to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005. the table centrepiece of the official Trafalgar Night dinner on board HMS Victory, attended by the Queen,
if a donor can be found the...
The figurehead of HMS Victory taken ....the wording in the garter reads 'Honi soit qui mai y pense.(evil to him who evil thinks)...and in the under scroll 'Dieu et mon droit'.(God and my right),..taken 03.04.2005