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The Dreadnought, 104 Guns. At present lying off Greenwich for the Seamen's Hospital.

The Dreadnought, 104 Guns. At present lying off Greenwich for the Seamen's Hospital.
The Dreadnought, 104 Guns. At present lying off Greenwich for the Seamen's Hospital.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PU6149
Description: HMS 'Dreadnought' (1801) served as a hospital ship for the Seamen's Hospital, founded in 1821 to care for sick and injured seafarers in the merchant navy. For half a century, from 1821 to 1871, the work of the Society was carried out on board three successive vessels named 'Dreadnought' moored in the Thames at Greenwich.
Creator: Cooke, Edward William [artist & engraver]
Date: 19th Century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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