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Ketch Yacht Kestrel, (202 Tons)

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Hawkins, George; Condy, Nicholas Matthew; Ramsden, E.; Ackermann & Co.; Fry, Edmund; Day & Haghe
Place made: United Kingdom, England, London; United Kingdom, England, Plymouth
Date made: 1844
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 12 1/2 in x 16 1/2 in
Nomenclature: ketch yachts; Royal Yacht Squadron; British
Classification: ship portraits

A view of the yacht 'Kestrel,' owned by the Earl of Yarborough, founder and Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron, on open water with two small rowing boats on either side. During his time as Commodore, cruising and yachting flourished and the club grew in reputation and numbers. In the early 1840s she was a well-known ship. She was rigged as a Hermaphrodite brig -- brig-rigged on her foremast but schooner rigged on her main. She also carried guns.


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Related People

Hawkins, George
English
English draftsman and lithographer, 1819-1852
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Ackermann & Co.
British/German publisher/printmaker/printer, 1792 - 1834
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Condy, Nicholas Matthew
English
English, ca. 1816-1851
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thumbnail Kestrel, RYS
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