C1804

2. A Sketch of the Boats & a Cutter with Sliding Keels, Agreeable to a Scheme Suggested by Captain Schank, of the Royal Navy.

Artist:

Rare engraving showing the sliding keel used on teh Lady Nelson. The Lady Nelson was designed incorporating Captain John Schank’s new sliding keel that enabled closer navigation in shallow waters. Lieutenant James Grant was given the command of the Lady … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

2. A Sketch of the Boats & a Cutter with Sliding Keels, Agreeable to a Scheme Suggested by Captain Schank, of the Royal Navy.

Date:

C1804

Artist:

Engraver:

S.I.Neele 

Condition:

Narrow margins as usual, otherwise In good condition.

Technique:

Image Size: 

520mm 
x 620mm
AUTHENTICITY
2. A Sketch of the Boats & a Cutter with Sliding Keels, Agreeable to a Scheme Suggested by Captain Schank, of the Royal Navy. - Antique Print from 1804

Genuine antique
dated:

1804

Description:

Rare engraving showing the sliding keel used on teh Lady Nelson.

The Lady Nelson was designed incorporating Captain John Schank’s new sliding keel that enabled closer navigation in shallow waters.

Lieutenant James Grant was given the command of the Lady Nelson with instructions to sail her to Sydney and hand her over to Matthew Flinders. He left Portsmouth on 17 March 1800 and while at Cape Town, Grant received additional orders to search for and sail through the recently discovered Bass Strait from the west. He made landfall on the Victorian coast near Mt Schank and proceeded to chart the coast in an easterly direction to Wilsons Promontory. In doing so he became the first to sail Bass Strait from west to east, creating a new shipping route to the east coast, eliminating the existing southern route around Van Diemens Land.

From

Grants,

The Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery, performed in His Majesty’s vessel The Lady Nelson in the years 1800, 1801, and 1802, to New South Wales.

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