In Pictures: HMS Victory gets a fresh lick of paint

HMS Victory is undergoing her biennial painting at the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Since 2015, the ship has been painted in the colours she had at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Here is a glimpse into the challenging process:

HMS Victory undergoes her biennial painting at the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Portsmouth Historical Dockyard. Since 2015, the ship has been painted in the colours she was in at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
HMS Victory undergoes her biennial painting at the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Portsmouth Historical Dockyard. Since 2015, the ship has been painted in the colours she was in at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805
(Andrew Matthews)
HMS Victory undergoes her biennial painting at the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Portsmouth Historical Dockyard. Since 2015, the ship has been painted in the colours she was in at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
HMS Victory undergoes her biennial painting at the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Portsmouth Historical Dockyard. Since 2015, the ship has been painted in the colours she was in at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
HMS Victory undergoes her biennial painting at the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Portsmouth Historical Dockyard. Since 2015, the ship has been painted in the colours she was in at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
HMS Victory undergoes her biennial painting at the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Portsmouth Historical Dockyard. Since 2015, the ship has been painted in the colours she was in at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
HMS Victory undergoes her biennial painting at the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Portsmouth Historical Dockyard. Since 2015, the ship has been painted in the colours she was in at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
HMS Victory undergoes her biennial painting at the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Portsmouth Historical Dockyard. Since 2015, the ship has been painted in the colours she was in at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
HMS Victory undergoes her biennial painting at the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Portsmouth Historical Dockyard. Since 2015, the ship has been painted in the colours she was in at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
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