Admiral Nelson's Victory at Trafalgar exhibit on board the Star of India
Model, HMS Victory, at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, in an exhibit hall on the main deck of the Star of India (Euterpe). The real Victory was launched in 1765 and thus was already 40 years old and the survivor of many sea battles by the time the battle of Trafalgar occurred in 1805. With 104 guns and three decks, she was a great and powerful first-rate ship of the line, but not as immense as the four-decker Nuestra Señora de la Santísima Trinidad that was built by Spain. (Although the Spanish ship was considered to be the largest warship in the world, her sailing qualities were reflected in the nickname "El Ponderoso". She was captured and then sank after the battle of Trafalgar.)
model of HMS Victory, three-decker first-rate battleship that was Vice Admiral Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This battle, along with Nelson's actions in Egypt and Copenhagen, essentially ended France's serious claims to rivalry with British naval power. Napoleon would have to try for imperial dominance on land hereafter.
Diorama and exhibit about the battle of Trafalgar, off the Spanish coast, with a representation of Nelson's famous message to his fleet, using a flag signal code of the era.
Another ship represented among the exhibits on board the Star of India is the Swedish royal ship Vasa. The original Vasa foundered on her maiden voyage not far from land and was relatively well preserved by cold water until recent times.