A Fifth Rate - 36 Gun Frigate.Hove to - Larboard take - Lee bow view - Light breeze.
Tinted lithograph, very large margins, rare. On verso in ink "For Dearest Papa from Estilie ? Portsmouth July 19th, 1856"; 222 x 266mm (8¾ x 10½").
HMS Pique (1834), the fifth rate warship of the Royal Navy, launced at Devnoport, of 1633 tons and with 36 guns. She travelled around North America, the West Indies and Mediterranean, including operations off the coast of Syria. In 1845 she acted as cable ship for experiments in laying telegraph cable in Portsmouth Habour. In 1854 she participated in the Anglo-French squadron and was sent to the Russian War and Second Anglo-Chinese War. Here she was present at the Siege of Petropavlovsk. From 1872 she was a Receiving Ship, and ten years later she was rented as a hospital hulk to Plymouth Borough Council to quarantine sailors who fell victim to a cholera epidemic. She was broken up in 1910.
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