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A plan of the Crescent's ballast.

A plan of the Crescent's ballast.
Captain WM Ge Lobb's ballast plan.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW6016
Description: A plan of the ballast of HMS 'Cresent' as stowed by the orders of Captain W. M. Ge Lobb, at Deptford on 6 May 1799. The 888-ton frigate HMS 'Crescent' was built in 1784 at Bursledon. Her heaviest gun was an 18-pounder.
Creator: WH Dillon
Date: 1799
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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