C1891

The Protector, Armed Cruiser (Colony of South Australia).

Colonial engraving of HMS Protector. HMCS (later HMAS) Protector was a large flat-iron gunboat commissioned and purchased by the South Australian government in 1884, for the purpose of defending the local coastline against possible attacks in the aftermath of the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Protector, Armed Cruiser (Colony of South Australia).

Date:

C1891

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

114mm 
x 90mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Protector, Armed Cruiser (Colony of South Australia). - Antique Print from 1891

Genuine antique
dated:

1891

Description:

Colonial engraving of HMS Protector.

HMCS (later HMAS) Protector was a large flat-iron gunboat commissioned and purchased by the South Australian government in 1884, for the purpose of defending the local coastline against possible attacks in the aftermath of the ‘Russian scare’, of the 1870s. She arrived in Adelaide in September 1884 and subsequently served in the Boxer Rebellion, World War I and World War II.

From the original edition of the Illustrated London News.

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