HMS Victory, model by Capt. Harry Clarke
HMS Victory and Nelson
This model of HMS Victory was made from the plans and details in "Anatomy of Nelson's Ships" by C. Nepean Longridge (Model and Allied Publications Ltd, UK, 1955) by Canada Steamship Lines' Captain Harry Clarke, who hailed from Picton, Prince Edward County. In 1965, he donated this model to The Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, who have recently modified their library facilities and donated HMS Victory to the Naval Marine Archive.
HMS Victory (photo 2003, in our old premises)
The Society has accommodated the model as the centre-piece of a "Nelson and HMS Victory" collection, which includes this most important period in naval history, from the end of the American Revolution in 1783 to the end of the end of the War of 1812 and the Napoleonic era in 1815. Our new premises - the 1896 heritage Picton Customs House and Post Office - have been named "The Victory" to honour this model.
Associated Collections include:
- our Admiral Horatio Nelson book collection
- our Fiction collection - Hornblower, Ramage and Aubrey-Maturin
- our War of 1812 collection
- our Quinte / Prince Edward collection
- our Great Lakes collection
- our Royal Canadian Navy guide to our collections
- our Royal Navy guide to our collections
- our The Navies - General guide to our collections
- our C.H.J. Snider collection
- our County Magazine
and some links to other sites:
- Historical Maritime Society
- HMS Victory
- Nelson Society
- National museum of the Royal Navy
- Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson KB
While the primary aim of the Deed of Gift is to retain this model of HMS Victory in Prince Edward County, the Society, may at its discretion make the model available for display in other suitable locations. Please contact the Society.