Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bee Gees: Trafalgar - the inside cover

I wanted to follow up and show everyone the inside cover of the Bee Gee's Trafalgar album.  Dressed in character and in the theme of that record - we see the Brothers Gibb down in the bowls of what looks to be none other than the HMS Victory.  That was Adm. Lord Nelson's  fighting ship from which he led the British to victory in the Battle of Trafalgar.  They must have been fascinated with this part of their country's history.  As we can read - "HMS Victory was a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, laid down in 1759 (does that mean built?) and launched in 1765.  She is most famous as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.  She was also Keppel's flagship at Ushant, Howe's flagship at Cape Spartel and Jervis's flagship at Cape St Vincent.  After 1824 she served as a harbour ship.  In 1922 she was moved to a dry dock at Portsmouth, England, and preserved as a museum ship.  She is the flagship of the First Sea Lord and is the oldest naval ship still in commission.

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