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HMS Sirius (lines and profile).
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H4287|
|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.|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|