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Unknown English ship-any ideas?

bruce d

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She’s rigged here as a bark. The white stripe extending over the stem makes her post 1815. I say she’s the ex-gun-brig Beagle because she had been rerigged as a bark, and, of course, she was famous enough to have had such a nice painting done of her.

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Thanks for the comments. I have always believed it is Beagle although the picture does not carry any notation. Also, I am grateful for the comments on her rig as I am far from competent to speak on the subject (but had hoped it was 'barque').


Her flags make the numeric '638' or '631': does this mean something I should know about Beagle?


Now to tackle the foxing...


Thanks again,



s-l1600 - flags.jpg

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