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How did HMS Victory Sink

Thursday August 13th, 2015

Substandard building sank HMS Victory

Recent research suggests that sub-standard building using unseasoned timbers contributed to the sinking of the eighteenth century warship HMS Victory during a storm in the English Channel and the loss of the full ship’s complement of 1100 personnel.


The UK charity, the Maritime Heritage Foundation and the US-based archaeology company, Odyssey Marine Exploration, carried out the research and also concluded that design faults were also a contributing factor, the vessel being to narrow and too high with little underwater volume.

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31/07/2023 @ 4:16 pm
The HMS Vicotry did not sink. Launched in 1765. It was still in the water and in use when in 1854, Victory sprang a leak, but was repaired. In 1887, she sprang a leak, but she was prevented from sinking at her mooring. The Vicotory was moved intact to a dry in 1922.
07/10/2019 @ 1:52 pm
I think it's a sad history moment! : (
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