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Woolwich ship launches

Images of ship launches at Woolwich Dockyard.

The Launch of HMS 'Trafalgar' of 120 guns at Woolwich 21 June 1841.

The Launch of HMS 'Trafalgar' of 120 guns at Woolwich 21 June 1841.

Launch of HMS 'Trafalgar', 21 June 1841.

Launch of HMS 'Trafalgar', 21 June 1841.

The launch of HMS 'Trafalgar' of 120 guns at Woolwich 21 June 1841 with a number of other boats celebrating the launch.

The launch of HMS 'Trafalgar' in 1841 surrounded by other vessels taking part in the ceremony.
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HMS 'Thunderer' 84 guns, at its launch at Woolwich.

HMS 'Thunderer' 84 guns, at its launch at Woolwich.

The launch of His Majesty's 84-Gun Ship the 'Thunderer'

The launch of His Majesty's 84-Gun Ship the 'Thunderer'

The ship is covered in oversized flags at its launch. A large crowd watches the proceedings from boats, along the quayside, and even from the top of buildings. The 'Thunderer' has three tiers of gun decks.

The launch of His Majesty's 84-Gun Ship the 'Thunderer'. A steamer is nearby and sailors are on the rigging on the sailing ship to the far left. Crowds are watching her launch.
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