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The Accurate Dimensions of the Nelson
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- The Accurate Dimensions of the Nelson
A broadside with statistics on the three-decker battleship HMS Nelson, launched in 1814 at Woolwich; with an etching with aquatint showing the ship in water, port side in profile, the masts decorated with flags; with letterpress title, text and table in two columns, and framed with a decorative border of type ornaments. (London, Gear: 1814)
- Published in: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Height: 420 millimetres (printed area)
- Width: 213 millimetres (printed area)
- Height: 133 millimetres (etching)
- Width: 194 millimetres (etching)
Inscription Content"Price 6d."
There is some confusion about the launch of the ship, which is stated here as 20 June 1814, but in other sources as 4 July 1814. She was launched at Woolwich in the presence of the Prince Regent (later George IV), Emperor Alexander I of Russia, Frederick William III, King of Prussia, Count Platoff, and Marshal Blücher.
The ship, which had not been in active service, was converted into a screw ship in 1860 and in 1867 she became a training vessel to the Government of Victoria, Australia. Eventually, she was broken up in 1918.
For a related print showing the ship in the docks, see BM 1868-8-8-2676.
Broadsides British 1814 Imp
- Associated with: Count Matvei Ivanovich Platov
- Associated with: Alexander I, Tsar of Russia
- Associated with: George IV, King of the United Kingdom
- Associated with: Frederick William III, King of Prussia
- Associated with: Horatio Nelson, 1st Baron and Viscount Nelson
- Associated with: Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher
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Object reference number: PPA206919
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