This gallery is currently under reconstruction. The albums below are finished but anything linked internally is not likely to be.
Please note that images or descriptions below might contain spoilers, as in paintings that represent events in the novels or pictures from the film.
The Dear Surprise (And Other Commands)
"... the Boadicea proved she was a dry, wholesome ship."
"No wonder they called her a crack frigate: her sailing qualities were quite out of the ordinary, and the smooth quiet discipline of her people was beyond anything he had seen."
"She was known as the Carpenter's Mistake, and no one in the service had ever imagined she would be launched."
"... She was a slow brig, an old brig and a brig that was very unlikely to make his fortune."
"... He knew her through and through, as beautiful a piece of ship-building as any that had been launched from the French yards, a true thoroughbred, very fast in the right hands, weatherly, dry, a splendid sailor on a bowline, and a ship that almost steered herself once you understood her ways."
Royal Navy Uniforms: Lord Nelson
Hat worn by Nelson during the Battle of Copenhagen.
A rear-admiral’s undress wool coat worn by Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile.
Nelson's full dress coat of blue wool lined with white silk twill.
Breeches worn by Nelson (1758-1805) at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Stockings worn by Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar. The blood is probably that of his secretary, John Scott.
Undershirt made of lightweight cream-coloured wool flannel belonging to Horatio Nelson.
Non-regulation cotton marcella waistcoat worn by Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar. The left shoulder is heavily blood-stained from the wound in Nelson’s shoulder.
The coat Nelson was wearing when he received his fatal injury during the Battle of Trafalgar. The hole left by the fatal musket ball can be seen on the left shoulder close to the epaulette damaged by the same shot.