The Dry Dock

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HMS Victory in dry dock in the 1950s

HMS Victory in Dry Dock in the 1950s


For the first time ever visitors leave Victory from the hold into no.2  dry dock. The view of Victory from the dry dock is always impressive. What’s more it gives an albeit brief glimpse into the architectural beauty of the dry docks – functional forms which transformed ship building.

Victory has been in dry dock for almost a century.  She requires 134 individual props positioned to support the ship’s frames, which provide the same support as she would receive from being in the water.