HMS Sutherland's Last Battle by Geoff Hunt. Anther in the series of painting by Geoff Hunt honouring Hornblower and his creator C.S.Forester. Taken from the book-"A Ship of the Line" it depicts the battle between Hornblower's command Sutherland and 4 French ships of the line, which had boken through the British blockade of Toulon.
She went on to become the second oldest ship in the Royal Navy after HMS Victory. When the Royal Navy finally scuttled Implacable by explosive charge on 2 December 1949, she flew both the French and British flags side-by-side as she sank.
HMS Victory is the Royal Navy's most famous warship. She is the world's oldest commissioned ship and a proud memorial to Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, Britain's greatest Naval hero. Standing proud in her home of No. 2 dry dock, HMS Victory is one of the most famous warships ever built. Built between 1759-1765, Victory was a first-rate, ship-of-the-line.
An armillary sphere (variations are known as spherical astrolabe, armilla, or armil) is a model of objects in the sky (in the celestial sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on Earth, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features such as the ecliptic. As such, it differs from a celestial globe, which is a smooth sphere whose principal purpose is to map the constellations.
Greenwich | London - great things to do in Greenwich. Discover museums, restored clipper ship the Cutty Sark and walk over the meridian line at this fascinating area of London. A trip to Greenwich is a wonderful day out in London.