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An English sloop engaging a Dutch Man of war.

An English sloop engaging a Dutch Man of war.
An English sloop engaging a Dutch Man of war.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Description: The growth in London’s maritime trade during the 18th century brought more and more ships to the port. With the ships came sailors and inevitably there was an increase in the supply of prostitutes to meet the growing demand from both British and foreign seafarers.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 4 June 1781
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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