HMS 'Alert', 1775.

M, I

HMS 'Alert', 1775.
2 8 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm


Perspective painting by 'I M'. Launched in 1753 or 1754, 'Alert' was an armed cutter (a yacht with one mainsail and two foresails), probably of experimental design. Cutters formally entered the service of the Royal Navy in the 1760s. Stern view.

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