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HMS Caledonia lying in Plymouth Sound.

HMS Caledonia lying in Plymouth Sound.
HMS Caledonia lying in Plymouth Sound.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PY0771
Description: HMS 'Caledonia', a 120-gun ship built during the Napoleonic War and once Admiral Pellew's flagship in the Mediterranean. In 1857 she was renamed the 'Dreadnought' and become the second floating Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital at Greenwich, where she remained until 1870. In 1871, she was brought back briefly to accommodate patients recovering from smallpox during the severe epidemic of that year.
Creator: Henry Andrews Luscombe (artist), engraved by Thomas Goldsworth Dutton
Date: 1845
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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