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The "Kent," 1000 Tons
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Dutton, Thomas Goldsworth; Foster, William; Day & Son Ltd.
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1853
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 16 in x 19 3/4 in
Nomenclature: clipper ships; British; Blackwall Line
Classification: ship portraits
Tinted lithograph of the 'Kent' being towed past Gravesend by a steam pilot boat. The 'Kent' was one of the best known frigates of Money Wigram of Blackwall. She made regular passages out to Australia in remarkable speed and time, considering her build and size at 1000 tons (her average to Melbourne was about 80 days).