Britain Buzz: HMS Victory to Undergo Renovation

History buffs and Anglophiles, take note! CNN is reporting that the world's oldest commissioned warship, the HMS Victory, is set to undergo a $25 million revamp.

It will be the most extensive restoration to the Victory in more than 200 years, when she underwent repairs following the Battle of Trafalgar. The ship was commissioned in 1778 and served for three decades. She is the only surviving warship from the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic wars, although it's for the Battle of Trafalgar for which she is most well-known. Lord Nelson died below deck, and English sailors today still honor his memory with "Nelson's Rum."

We hear that the renovations will include re-planking the exterior hull, and that repairs will be made to the masts and work will be carried out on the interior.

Free Luxury Travel Newsletter

Like this story? Subscribe to The Dossier

Luxury Travel Advisor’s only newsletter, covering unique destinations and product news for affluent travelers. Delivered every Tuesday & Thursday.
Read more on:

Suggested Articles:

Ponant resumed operations this week—the first of more than 50 departures around Iceland, the Mediterranean and France this summer. Read more here.

Effective June 17, the U.S. has been added to Malta’s “Amber List” on a state-by-state basis. Citizens of 38 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico can visit.

Opening in 2022, Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia will be the first Conrad property in Italy and is currently going through an extensive renovation.