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Restored HMS Victory raises eyebrows with new pink shade Admiral Lord Nelson famed flagship HMS Victory has raised eyebrows after being restored to its original colour a shade some people say is pink.
The new colour has split opinion, with experts at the National Museum of the Royal Navy admitting that the change had met with resistance from those who preferred the old mustard orange www pandora bracelet shade. Conservationists examined 72 layers of paint from an original timber part under a microscope, and discovered the ship Nelson sailed to Trafalgar was actually a terracotta or pink hue. historic ships they are close to a lot of people hearts and people pandora jewelry official site have very clear ideas of what they like and they don like, but we were really determined to use historically accurate research, said. The official name for the colour avoids the word pink, instead opting for Hull Ochre The paint was produced by a specialist manufacturer working from information given by conservationists jewelry pandora rings at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Even as the four month restoration project draws to a close, with the finishing touches being put to the 227ft long ship, observers are still unable to agree on the colour of the ship. The colour is said to vary depending on the light, pandora bead charms with HMS Victory appearing more pink on darker days. HMS Victory used to be an orange colour Photo: BNPS Andrew Baines, the head of historic ships at the museum, said: "We are calling it Victory Hull Ochre. It varies in different light, but I believe it is close to a pale terracotta colour. "People have called it a smoked trout colour, others say it appears to be a flesh colour and some have called it pink. Personally, I don't see it as pink myself but the shade would appear to differ in the light. "What we can say is that this is the colour HMS Victory was at the time of Trafalagar. When Nelson sailed out on Victory to Trafalgar this is what he would have seen." The colour has split opinion Photo: BNPS He added: "It has been a talking point for many people.
Some have been resistant to the change and like the orange buff colour before but most are very enthusiastic about it." The sides of Victory were varnished bare timber when it launched in 1765, but later in the 18th century captains were allowed to decide what colour to paint their ship. Richer captains chose ornate shades, but Thomas Masterman Hardy, the captain of HMS Victory, was not well off and opted for pigments supplied free of charge by the Royal Navy.
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