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   Back to Penal reform and the end of the hulks

The Discovery convict ship at Deptford, c. 1829.

The Discovery convict ship at Deptford, c. 1829.
The prison hulk Discovery.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PU7308
Description: This French print states that the 'Discovery' was the hulk of Captain Cook's famous ship. However, his was an earlier vessel of the same name. The 'Discovery' shown here was in fact Captain George Vancouver's ship during his voyages of exploration in the Pacific, most notably along the north-eastern coastlines of North America. She served as a prison hulk for only six years at Deptford and Woolwich from 1824 until 1830.
Creator: Leleux [engraver]; Chardon [printer] and Baillieu [publisher]
Date: 1838
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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