C1875

H.M.S. Defence

Artist:

Thomas Goldsworthy Dutton (1820 - 1891)

HMS Defence was the lead ship of the Defence-class armoured frigates ordered by the Royal Navy in 1859. Upon completion in 1862 she was assigned to the Channel Fleet. The ship was paid off in 1866 to refit and be … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

H.M.S. Defence

Date:

C1875

Artist:

Thomas Goldsworthy Dutton (1820 - 1891)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

182mm 
x 125mm
AUTHENTICITY
H.M.S. Defence - Antique Print from 1875

Genuine antique
dated:

1875

Description:

HMS Defence was the lead ship of the Defence-class armoured frigates ordered by the Royal Navy in 1859. Upon completion in 1862 she was assigned to the Channel Fleet. The ship was paid off in 1866 to refit and be re-armed and was briefly reassigned to the Channel Fleet when she recommissioned in 1868. Defence had brief tours on the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Stations, relieving other ironclads, from 1869 to 1872 before she was refitted again from 1872 to 1874. She became guard ship on the Shannon when she recommissioned. The ship was transferred to the Channel Fleet again in 1876 and then became guard ship on the Mersey until 1885. Defence was placed in reserve until 1890 when she was assigned to the mechanical training school in Devonport in 1890. She was renamed Indus when the school adopted that name and served there until sold in 1935.

Biography:

Thomas Goldsworthy Dutton (1820-1891)

Born in 1820 in London, Middlesex, England and named after his ironmonger father.  Married Martha Foster on 27 Apr 1843, at St John, Hackney, Middlesex. 

He was one of the most famous C19th maritime artists of ship portraits.  A noted watercolorist, and painter in oils his works are numerous institutional collections.

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