The stern post was fitted during the early stages of Victory’s build. It is nearly 10 metres tall and was originally made from only two pieces of oak. It was repaired in the 1950s with a short length of teak.
It is joined to the keel and made secure with copper fishplates and fixings.
It provides support for the rudder and all the timbers of the stern and transom - the horizontal timber structures across the back of the ship.