C1891

The Wolverene, Wooden Corvette (New South Wales. [Wolverine]

Colonial engraving of HMS Wolverine or sometimes spelt Wolverene. HMS Wolverine was a Jason-class three-masted wooden screw corvette, of the Royal Navy. Later she became flagship of the Australia Station, eventually being presented to the Colony of New South Wales … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Wolverene, Wooden Corvette (New South Wales. [Wolverine]

Date:

C1891

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

114mm 
x 90mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Wolverene, Wooden Corvette (New South Wales. [Wolverine] - Antique Print from 1891

Genuine antique
dated:

1891

Description:

Colonial engraving of HMS Wolverine or sometimes spelt Wolverene.

HMS Wolverine was a Jason-class three-masted wooden screw corvette, of the Royal Navy. Later she became flagship of the Australia Station, eventually being presented to the Colony of New South Wales as a training ship for the New South Wales Naval Brigade and New South Wales Naval Artillery Volunteers.

The ship was decommissioned in 1892, sold to a private firm (Peter Ellison, Sydney) for £2,200 in August 1893 and with the engines removed was used as a hulk. After a refit and conversion to a barque, she commenced service as a merchant vessel. On a voyage from Sydney to Liverpool, England she sprung leaks and returned to Auckland for repairs, however upon docking she was found to be unfit. She was sold to G. Niccol, Auckland, for £1,000.

From the original edition of the Illustrated London News.

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