To the Right Hon.ble The Earl of Yarborough, Commodore of the Royal yacht Squadron, This Print of His Yacht Kestrel (202 Tons) is respectfully dedicated (with permission) by His Lordship'smost obedient humble Servant N.M. Condy.
London, Edw.d Ramsden. 12 Finch Lane, Cornhill, _ Ackerman & Co. Strand, _ Plymouth, Edmond Fry. [n.d., c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet size: 295 x 375mm (11½ x 14½"). Large margins.
A view of the yacht 'Kestrel', owned by the Earl of Yarborough, founder and Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron, on open water with two small rowing boats on either side. During his time as Commodore, cruising and yachting flourished and the club grew in reputation and numbers. In 1835, he was badly injured by being thrown across a sea chest during a gale and was further disabled by a bout of influenza. After this he decided to buy a smaller vessel, the Kestrel. On 5th September 1846, Lord Yarborough died suddenly on board the Kestrel whilst in Vigo, in Spain. The Royal Yacht Squadron Committee put up £200 towards a Nautical Monument or Sea Mark at some appropriate spot in the Isle of Wight to perpetuate his memory. The Memorial which was erected as a result of their subscription, stands on Bembridge Downs. The emblem of the Royal Yacht Squdron is in the centre, below the image.
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