Technifast has been chosen as a supplier for a restoration project aboard HMS Victory.
Launched in 1765, Nelson’s flagship is currently undergoing the biggest restoration programme in her history following guidelines set out in the National Historic Ships UK (NHSUK) Publication ‘Conserving Historic Vessels’.
Current efforts focus on the development of a new support system and preventing the water damage. All of these measures are of critical importance and are very time and resource-intensive.
‘Minimal impact on historic material’
Technifast was approached by woodworking company, W L West & Sons Ltd (Est 1865) who were already involved with the project making some repairs to Victory’s beam ends. The Oak Specialists need a reliable, cost-effective fastener manufacturer able to produce modern coach bolts that had minimal impact upon historic material, to aid the repair and restoration. After an extensive process, Technifast were approved by W L West & Sons Ltd and are now underway with the manufacture of the stainless steel components for the replacement fixings into the Robinson Brackets and beam End Chocks on the Lower, Orlop gun decks and Stern hold area.
“This is a very exciting project for Technifast, we are delighted that our components will form part of the HMS Victory story and help to preserve this historical vessel for future generations,” said Technifast MD, Louis Speed.