Wreck of the St. George of 98 guns and the Defence of 74 guns.Lost off the coast of Ryffestaen, in Denmark, Dec. 24, 1811 [...]
Wood engraving with hand-colouring, scarce; sheet 165 x 220mm (6½ x 8¾"). Trimmed around image and text; glued to backing sheet. Interesting print of children as a 'recruiting party' verso.
The wreck of the HMS St George in 1811, near Ringkøbing on the west coast of Jutland. After narrowly escaping wrecking on a shoal, gales and heavy seas caused the eventual shipwreck, along with that of HMS Defence. In 1793 the St George captured an immensely valuable Spanish prize when seizing a French privateer. It was also involved in the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801.
[Ref: 32296] £220.00