Fragment of Union Jack from Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar to go under hammer

SWNSPublished: January 8, 2018
Published: January 8, 2018

A large fragment of the Union Jack flown from Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar is to go under the hammer for an expected £100,000.

The historic piece was said to been one of two flown from HMS Victory when Lord Horatio Nelson was shot by a French sniper in 1805.

Admiral Nelson had issued orders that all his ships going into battle should not only fly the St George's Ensign but also a Union Jack from their fore top-gallant stay.

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