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The convict hulk DISCOVERY

Date: 1828
Dimensions:
Overall: 214 x 300 mm, 50 g
Medium: Etching on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Art
Object Name: Etching
Object No: 00008965
Place Manufactured:London

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    Description
    This engraving depicts the convict hulk DISCOVERY anchored at Deptford, England on dry land with buildings in the background.
    Although the label claims this vessel 'accompanied Capt. Cook on his last voyage', the ship DISCOVERY depicted here is the vesel that took part in George Vancouver's 'voyage of exploration' in 1791.


    SignificanceThe DISCOVERY is significant through its association with George Vancouver and his voyage of 1791 which explored and charted North America's northwestern Pacific Coast regions.
    HistoryHMS DISCOVERY was launched in 1789 and named after Cook's vessel of the same name from his final voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
    DISCOVERY took part in George Vancouver's expedition to North America in 1791 - 1795, on her return she was converted into a bomb vessel and from 1818 to 1834 DISCOVERY acted as a convict hulk based in Deptford.



    Additional Titles

    Web title: The convict hulk DISCOVERY

    Primary title: The DISCOVERY, convict-ship, lying at Deptford, the vessel which accompanied Capt. Cook on his last voyage

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