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"Well Done" Phaeton"

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Coles, Cowper Phipps; Dutton, Thomas Goldsworth; Day & Son Ltd.
Place made: United Kingdom
Date made: 1850
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 18 in x 23 3/4 in
Nomenclature: rescue; British; drowning; frigates
Classification: life-saving

The crew of HMS 'Phaeton,' depicted in the center, rescued an E. Bartholomew, who had fallen overboard and was unable to swim. Two men from the rowboat attempt to pull Bartholomew into the boat. Commodore Martin of the HMS 'Prince Regent' signaled through flags, "Well done, Phaeton!" HMS 'Arrogant' and HMS 'Prince Regent' is shown to the right and left of the print respectively. In the descriptive text below, the printers note the speed, coordinates, and date of the rescue.