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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.|
|Date: 4 June 1781|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|