"that silver plate now inserted into the Victory's plank where Nelson fell"

Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758–1805) was an English naval officer famed for his service during the Napoleonic Wars.  He was shot during the Battle of Trafalgar on the quarterdeck of his flagship, the HMS Victory, the spot marked by a plaque of brass, not silver.

 

Commemorative plaque, HMS Victory
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeCommemorative plaque, HMS Victory - Credit: Terry Wha