The second of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new Tide-class support ships, RFA Tiderace, has arrived in Cornwall to begin a programme of customisation that will support 300 UK jobs. Like her sister ship RFA Tidespring, which arrived in April this year, the 39,000-tonne RFA Tiderace can carry up to 19,000 cubic metres of fuel and 1,400 cubic metres of fresh water in support of Royal Navy operations all over the world. She has been designed to support the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, the first of which, HMS Queen Elizabeth, arrived in Portsmouth last month. Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin said: This year of the Royal Navy goes from strength to strength as we welcome yet another new ship into the UK’s growing fleet.
HMS Victory was ordered in 1758, laid down in 1759 and launched on the of May 1765 at Chatham, United Kingdom. HMS Victory, designed by Tomas Slade has a length of 69m and weighs 3,556 tons.
"Experience life on board the world's most famous warship"
"Welcome to the official website for Nelson’s flagship - HMS Victory. Best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory currently has a dual role as the Flagship of the First Sea Lord and as a living museum to the Georgian Navy.
The Historic Dockyard opens at 10am everyday throughout the year, except when closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. From April to October the last tickets to the attractions are sold at 4.30pm and the Dockyard gates are closed at 6.00pm. From November to March the last tickets to the attractions are sold at 4.00pm and the Dockyard gates are closed at 5.30pm. Our Plan your Visit pages will give you more details about Victory’s opening hours.
So, step aboard and explore the wooden world of the Georgian Navy today."