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The state funeral of Lord Nelson, 5-9 January 1806Send this story to a friend | Printer-friendly version | View this story in pictures
|Nelson's highy elaborate coffin was placed in a tomb. © NMM|
Final resting place
Nelson's gold-encrusted coffin was placed in an ornate tomb in the crypt beneath the dome of St Paul's.
|Nelson's tomb in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral. © NMM|
The tomb is now surrounded by the graves of many other naval officers.
These include the grave of his close friend and second in command at Trafalgar, Vice-Admiral Collingwood.
Every year, the Cathedral holds a special 'Sea Service' on the Sunday closest to Trafalgar Day, when wreaths are laid at Nelson's tomb.
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