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Greenwich Hospital, the Dreadnought being towed to its moorings, by A. Grieve.
|Greenwich Hospital, the Dreadnought being towed to its moorings, by A. Grieve.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: PY3251|
|Description: A view of Greenwich Hospital with the triple-decker 'Dreadnought' being towed to her moorings by a paddle steam tug. In the foreground is a boat on which people are watching the proceedings. People also line the shore as the ship is towed along. The 'Dreadnought' acted as a floating seaman's hospital for many years before the establishment of shore facilities. The vessel depicted is probably the second 'Dreadnought' hospital ship. Built as the 120-gun 'Caledonia' at Plymouth in 1808, to the design of Sir Robert Seppings, she took over from the original 'Dreadnought' on moorings off Greenwich in 1856.|
|Creator: A. Grieve|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|