naval artist. Naval art prints of Admiral Nelsons naval frigates including
HMS Victory, HMS Vanguard, HMS Agamemnon and HMS Boreas by leading naval
artist Geoff Hunt.
Geoff Hunt is one of the leading marine
artists of his generation. After formal art school training, Geoff Hunt
worked in marine publishing where he acquired a love of marine history. A
member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists since 1989, and a Trustee
since 1992, he was responsible for the RSMA's book "A Celebration of
Marine Art" and "The Tall Ship in Art". His work hangs in
public and private collections around the world. There are 12 of his
paintings in the Royal Naval Museum in Portsmouth.
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Victory Breaks the Enemy Line by Geoff Hunt.
Nelsons long-considered plan for dealing with a numerically superior force involved breaking their line in two places with two squadrons, the spearheads of each squadron being his biggest ships. The two squadrons were to attack the enemy line at right-angles, relying on breaking through quickly and then turning to overwhelm separated sections of their fleet before the remainder could turn back to intervene. The situation at Trafalgar did indeed produce a superior enemy force, 33 French and Spanish battleships to Nelsons 27, and the stage was set for his plan to be implemented. One of the two British squadrons was to be spearheaded by the Royal Sovereign, the other by Victory herself, although he had other heavy ships which could have led the way. But Nelson had not foreseen the very light wind and the consequent agonisingly slow approach, slower than walking pace, on the actual day. Victory took an awful pounding before she ever arrived at the Franco-Spanish line.The mizzen topmast w.........