The Experimental Brigs. H.M. Brig Daring,12 Guns. Constructed by Mr. Joseph White. [Background ships named below image.]
Portsmouth, A. Hinton _ London, Ackermann & Co. Strand, and Foster, Fenchurch Street [n.d., c.1845].
Tinted lithograph with blue added by hand, image 260 x 370mm. 10¼ x 14½". Crease in upper right corner of image.
HMS Daring was a 12 gun-brig of the Royal Navy built in Portsmouth Dockyard in 1844. She formed part of the 1844 Experimental Brig Squadron. The Experimental Squadrons of the Royal Navy were groups of ships sent out in the 1830s and 1840s to test new techniques of ship design, armament, building and propulsion against old ones. They came about as a result of conflict between the 'empirical' school of shipbuilding (led by William Symonds, Surveyor of the Navy), the 'scientific' school led by the first School of Naval Architecture (closed in 1832), and the 'traditional' school led by Master Shipwrights from the Royal Dockyards.
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