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Launch of HMS Alexander at Deptford in 1778, by John Cleveley the Younger.

Launch of HMS Alexander at Deptford in 1778, by John Cleveley the Younger.
The launch of HMS Alexander at Deptford in 1778.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: BHC1875
Description: The launch of the 74 gun warship HMS 'Alexander' at Deptford Dockyard. The 'Alexander' can be seen on the stocks in the background. There are a number of barges and smaller vessels, full of spectators, watching her launch. In the foreground, several Royal Navy vessels are moored off the dockyard. The 'Alexander' later served at the Battle of the Nile in 1798.
Creator: John Cleveley the Younger (1747-1786)
Date: 18th Century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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