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LAUNCH OF THE "TRAFALGAR. 1842

LAUNCH OF THE TRAFALGAR

"…This ship was the last wooden British Man-of-War, and was launched on June 21st, 1841. … The ship was launched by Lady Bridport (Nelson's niece), who used wine for the purpose taken from the Victory after the great fight. in honour of which the ship was named. … The launch took place at 2.30, and the gigantic vessel floated gallantly down the river and was brought up by means of a swing cable at about three lengths, swinging round with her stern towards London and displaying her vast proportions to thousands of admiring spectators. The launch was announced by the discharge of artillery and the hurrahs of those who witnessed it. It was a truly national and gallant sight. At this moment the rain, which had kept off as if in expectation of the event, began to descend in torrents." The Times, 1841

THE REVD. ROBERT MOFFAT


THE ORDINANCE OF BAPTISM

THE MASSACRE OF THE LAMENTED MISSIONARY
WRECK OF THE RELIANCE
LAUNCH OF THE TRAFALGAR
HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA
THE DESCENT FROM THE CROSS