Repro ID: PU0177
Title: The point of honour.
Description: Flogging at the gangway, as shown here, was for relatively minor offences, such as drunkenness or petty theft. At most, a dozen lashes were inflicted on the prisoner. The punishment had to be witnessed by the whole crew. This was designed to strengthen discipline by public example.
Creator: George Cruickshank [engraver]; James Robin & Co [publishers]
Date: 1st Jul 1825
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London