Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 42
 

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A NAVY OFFICE ARCHITECT'S SHEER PROFILE...

A NAVY OFFICE ARCHITECT'S SHEER PROFILE DRAUGHT FOR THE CONVERSION OF H.M.S. CEYLON TO A TROOPSHIP, C.1811
ink on paper with re-fit outlined in red, annotated on the reverse Ceylon of 38 guns as fitted for a Troop Ship -- 20 x 50in. (51 x 127cm.) framed and glazed; together with a Georgian land-pattern sword in scabbard (poor condition)
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Built by Pitcher of Northfleet for the East India Company and launched as Bombay 27th April, 1803, she was re-named Ceylon in 1808. Captured by the French frigates Bellone, Minerve and Victor in July 1810 and taken to Mauritius and used as a prison ship, she was re-captured when the British took Mauritius in December 1810 and sold to the Royal Navy in 1811, which refitted her for use as a troop transport, in which capacity she was employed between 1813 and 1815. She was laid up between 1816 and 1832 when she was hulked at Malta and used as a receiving ship until sold from the service in 1857.

Sold for £1,364
Estimated at £500 - £800

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Water staining at regular intervals across the top edge. Area of foxing lower right. Repaired tear extending from edge of rudder to middle left edge. Minor crease marks middle right edge. Most of these faults are visible in the catalogue image.

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A NAVY OFFICE ARCHITECT'S SHEER PROFILE DRAUGHT FOR THE CONVERSION OF H.M.S. CEYLON TO A TROOPSHIP, C.1811
ink on paper with re-fit outlined in red, annotated on the reverse Ceylon of 38 guns as fitted for a Troop Ship -- 20 x 50in. (51 x 127cm.) framed and glazed; together with a Georgian land-pattern sword in scabbard (poor condition)
(2)

Built by Pitcher of Northfleet for the East India Company and launched as Bombay 27th April, 1803, she was re-named Ceylon in 1808. Captured by the French frigates Bellone, Minerve and Victor in July 1810 and taken to Mauritius and used as a prison ship, she was re-captured when the British took Mauritius in December 1810 and sold to the Royal Navy in 1811, which refitted her for use as a troop transport, in which capacity she was employed between 1813 and 1815. She was laid up between 1816 and 1832 when she was hulked at Malta and used as a receiving ship until sold from the service in 1857.