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)

<i>HMS Boadicea</i>

"... the Boadicea proved she was a dry, wholesome ship."

<i>HMS Lively</i>

"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."

<i>HMS Polychrest</i>

"She was known as the Carpenter's Mistake, and no one in the service had ever imagined she would be launched."

<i>HMS Sophie</i>

"... She was a slow brig, an old brig and a brig that was very unlikely to make his fortune."

<i>HMS Surprise</i>

"... 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

Bicorne Hat (Pattern 1801)

Hat worn by Nelson during the Battle of Copenhagen.

Rear-Admiral's Undress Coat (Pattern 1795-1812)

A rear-admiral’s undress wool coat worn by Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile.

Vice-Admiral's Full Dress Coat (Pattern 1795-1812)

Nelson's full dress coat of blue wool lined with white silk twill.

Trafalgar Breeches (Pattern 1795)

Breeches worn by Nelson (1758-1805) at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Trafalgar Stockings (Non-Regulation)

Stockings worn by Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar. The blood is probably that of his secretary, John Scott.

Trafalgar Undershirt (Non-Regulation)

Undershirt made of lightweight cream-coloured wool flannel belonging to Horatio Nelson.

Trafalgar Waistcoat (Non-Regulation)

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.

Trafalgar Coat (Pattern 1795-1812)

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.

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