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The TRUELOVE, of hull, the last of the sailing whalers

Date: 1870
Dimensions:
Overall: 159 x 238 mm, 40 g
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Engraving
Object No: 00028540
Place Manufactured:London

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    Description
    This engraving of the three-masted whale ship TRUELOVE featured in the The Illustrated London Newson 5 Feburary 1870. The vessel is shown under sail in arctic waters.
    SignificanceThis engraving depicts the remarkable American built and British operated whaling veseel TRUELOVE, which completed 72 whaling voyages in 124 years of near continuous service.
    HistoryBuilt in American in 1764 as a merchant ship, TRUELOVE was operated by an American privateer until it was captured by the British during the American War of Independence. TRUELOVE was used as a cargo ship and then as an arctic whaler after a refit in 1784 to strengthen its hull. The vessel retired from whaling in 1868, having completed 72 voyages, and was eventually broken up around 1888 - after 124 years of near continuous service.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: THE "TRUELOVE", OF HULL, THE LAST OF THE SAILING WHALERS

    Web title: The TRUELOVE, of hull, the last of the sailing whalers

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