|Nelson's highy elaborate coffin was placed in a tomb. |
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. |
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.