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Detailed view of early 19th century British ship deck

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A contemporary view of the deck with capstan and other fittings pf a British ship is always worth a closer look. This one is another Library of Congress find:

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On the deck of the British ship Buffalo / engraved by J.R. Smith ; drawn from nature by A. Earle.
Print shows a capstan on a ship deck and other vessel components.
Contributor Names
Smith, John Rubens, 1775-1849, engraver
Wikipedia says: HMS Buffalo (1813) was a 16-gun storeship previously the East Indiaman Hindostan. She was purchased in 1813 and wrecked in 1840 off Mercury Bay. She was significant in the colonisation of South Australia.
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Nice find Bruce; thanks for sharing.   If anyone is interested in this ship, Bob Sexton (who is associated with the SA Museum) has done some research and drawn some plans for this vessel.






Edit:  SA = South Australia

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