Wilson, G.W.

1857

H.M.S. Impregnable

H.M.S. Impregnable, 104 guns, guard-ship in Hamoaze

DESCRIPTION: Attractively framed by branches, this stereoview of the British second-rate ship of the line H.M.S. Impregnable from 1857 was created by Scottish photographer G.W. Wilson. All three gun decks are clearly visible as the ship sits at anchor in Hamoaze, near Plymouth, England. The Impregnable, a close copy of Nelson's "Victory" was launched in 1811 and later refitted as a guard-ship. She saw action in the bombardment of Algiers in 1816. From 1862 to 1886 the Impregnable was used as a training ship for British naval cadets.

With two cancelled U.S. revenue stamps on the verso. Number 313. Manuscript annotation on verso reads: "Rundlet 27".

CREATOR: Wilson, G.W.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1857

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United Kingdom

BODY OF WATER: Hamoaze

CONDITION: Very good  Clean with only slight yellowing.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: N/A

SIZE: 6 " x 3 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $150


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