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H. M. S. Vindictive, 50 Gun Frigate

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Day & Haghe; Vernon, Henry John
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1840
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 13 1/2 in x 19 in
Nomenclature: frigates; British; Royal Navy
Classification: ship portraits

A starboard-side view of the frigate 'Vindictive' of the British Royal Navy on a port tack. The direct light onto the ship from the sun's position in the upper right accentuates the sails full and pulling. Built as a 74-gun, third rate ship of the line, the vessel was modified in 1832 as a 50-gun fourth rate frigate. The outlines of two tall ships are visible in the right background.