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HMS Sirius (lines and profile).HMS Sirius (lines and profile).
HMS Sirius.

© National Maritime Museum, London

Repro ID: H4287
Title: HMS Sirius (lines and profile).
Description: The 'Sirius' was built by Watsons of Rotherhithe in 1780 as the 'Berwick' for the East India trade. She had a displacement of 511 tons and after being burnt in a fire was bought and rebuilt by the Royal Navy in 1786 and renamed 'Sirius'. She served as flagship of the First Fleet, but on 19 March 1790 she was swept on to the rocks off Norfolk Island and sunk.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c.1780
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London


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