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* Includes fascinating detail on the ship's design, construction and mechanics * Examines every aspect of life on the Victory, from sails and storage to firepower and gun drill * Features a section on the ongoing conservation and restoration projects on board * Lavishly illustrated with historical material and contemporary photographs

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Peter Goodwin was a marine engineer in the Royal Navy in both surface ships and nuclear submarines until 1991 when he was appointed the first Keeper and Curator of HMS Victory. He has a life-long interest in 18th century ship construction and is widely acknowledged as a leading authority on the sailing man-of-war. In this capacity he was the advisor for the film 'Master and Commander' and the BBCTV series 'Persuasion'.

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