[HMS Java rounding the Cape of Good Hope in a storm, September 1826.]The ship Java - John Wilson Esq. Captain Rounding the Cape of Good Hope - in a- N.W- Gale - during which she sprung her main and tore [...] main sail hurt badly and the Bows hurt badly in two places - her Gangways - Biathing of [...] and biathing of lead completely - the lead was rolled up completely off her stearn - and various other minor damages. September - 1826.
Original watercolour drawing, the entire surface varnished, unique. Image/sheet 170 x 275mm. 6¾ x 10¾".
HMS Java was a 52-gun 4th rate ship of the Royal Navy built at Portsmouth in 1815. Annotated in pen to verso with a description of the incident, in a 19th century hand.
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