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The frigates stationed in the Hope under the Command of the Elder Brethren of Trinity House.

The frigates stationed in the Hope under the Command of the Elder Brethren of Trinity House.
The frigates stationed in the Hope.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PY8005
Description: In 1803 several frigates commanded and crewed by Trinity House volunteers blockaded the Thames at Lower Hope as a defence against a threatened French invasion. Frigates had single gun decks which carried from twenty-four to thirty-eight guns. The frigate, a fifth or sixth rate vessel, was not expected to lie in the line of battle but was used for protecting British merchant vessels, capturing enemy merchant vessels and patrols.
Creator: William Daniell (artist, engraver & publisher)
Date: 20 January 1804
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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