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The Dreadnought off Greenwich.

The Dreadnought off Greenwich.
The Dreadnought off Greenwich.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PV6161
Description: In 1821 the Seamen's Hospital Society was formed to care for seamen. The first hospital ship ('Grampus') was loaned by the Admiralty and moored at Greenwich in October 1821. By 1831 this vessel had become too small and she was replaced by a larger hulk, named 'Dreadnought'. Once again as demand increased this vessel became inadequate and she was superseded by the 120-gun 'Caledonia', later renamed 'Dreadnought'. In 1867 the Admiralty gave permission for part of the then little used Greenwich Hospital to be used as a new base for the Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital. The 'Dreadnought' hulk remained in use as isolation accommodation until 1872.
Creator: Edward William Cooke
Date: c. 1831
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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