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Clipper Ship "Swiftsure." 1326 Tons

Major collection: Hart Nautical
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: 15 in x 21 in
Nomenclature: British clipper ships
Classification: ship portraits

Tinted lithograph of the starboard-side view of the 'Swiftsure.' According to the description of a duplicate print (PAH9326) at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, she is inward bound off Dover, with Shakespeare Cliff to the left of her stern. She is shown flying the Green Blackwall line house flag and the 'pilot jack' (signal for a pilot). The ship was built in the United Sates, though Lloyd's Register does not say where, in 1854, and was operated by R. & H. Green on the London to Australia run.


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Foster, William
British Publisher