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Section through a first-rate warship.

Section through a first-rate warship.
Section through a firstrate warship.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: BHC0872
Description: An impression of a first-rate warship, depicted as a cross-section profile of a wooden model. Although Phillips's main activity was as a military engineer, he was also familiar with ships, and in 1661 was appointed by the Duke of York as master gunner of the 'Portsmouth'. He therefore had both the interest and knowledge to create this cut-through section of an important ship, although the original purpose of the project is not known. It may have been connected with the new gun-carriage that Phillips invented at the same time, in 1690, and with which all the guns of the 'Royal Sovereign' were ordered to be supplied.
Creator: Attributed to Thomas Phillips
Date: c.1690
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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