The HMS Victory was Lord Nelson’s flagship and is most known for her role at the battle of Trafalgar. This plan of the ship is among the highlights of the Brunel Institute’s collection.
It was created by David MacGregor and is one of approximately 7,300 ship plans in his collection that are now in the Institute’s care.
He meticulously measured directly from the surviving hulks of some vessels, while other plans were measured off half models or redrawn from existing plans. Several are drawn on tracing paper, linen or film and demonstrate MacGregor’s enthusiasm for naval architecture as well as the skill of several other draughtsmen, including Thomas Ward, Norman Ough and Edgar March.