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Tour key locations on Nelson's flagship and inspect the Trafalgar battle plan

Quarter Deck Lower Gun Deck Battle Plan

Lower Gun Deck
The heaviest fighting took place on the lower gun deck, where hundreds of men in cramped conditions fired Victory's 30 heaviest cannon.

Her complement of up to 850 men comprised 250 to sail her and some 600 to fight.

Most slept in hammocks suspended from the low beams, but in battle up to 14 men were needed to manoeuvre and fire guns weighing nearly three tons each.

Headroom on board was well below 6ft (1.8m) in places.


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