HMS Victory in Portsmouth Historic Deckyard.
This photograph shows HMS Victory and the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, which was named in 2014. It is the biggest ship ever built for the Royal Navy.
The Victory shows the right (starboard) side leading to the ornate stern. The forward and after islands of the carrier can be seen to the left and beyond the Victory.
The twin islands are an innovation in carrier design.
HMS Victory is the oldest commissioned ship in the Royal Navy. She is the Flagship of the first Sea Lord.
She was launched at Chatham Dockyard on 7th May 1765.
The Victory saw service in the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
The Victory is best-known as Vice-Admiral Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Nelson defeated the combined the French and Spanish fleets.
But he was killed at the battle on the upper deck. He was killed by a Frenchman’s musket ball from the ship Redoubtable which was alongside the Victory during the battle.
The Victory has been in the dry dock at Portsmouth Dockyard since 1922. Before that she had been floating in Portsmouth harbour.
This photograph shows past history and also history now being made. They are the oldest and newest commissioned ships in the Royal Navy. Both ships were and are the most powerful warships of their and our day. Portsmouth is their home port.