Copper sheet from HMS Victory

Contributed by Greenfield Valley Trust

HMS Victory Copper sheet. Copyright Flintshire County Council.

Copper sheeting was used to cover the hulls of ships to prevent attack from the Teredo worm in Meditteranean waters.Towards the end of the 18thC, Copper Ore was mined at Pary`s Mountain, Angelsey, North Wales. The Copper ingots were sent to Greenfield, Holywell for manufacture. During that period, copper bolts, nails and sheeting from Holywell, such as the piece from the Victory, were sold to most of the countries in Europe. The Copper sheets, which were removed from The Victory during restoration, were sold to raise funds for the Save the Victory Fund, to restore the ship to her configuration at trafalgar.

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Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805.

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