SH7877 : HMS Pickle in the river Conwy

taken 6 years ago, near to Conwy, Conwy, Great Britain

HMS Pickle in the river Conwy
HMS Pickle in the river Conwy
Sting a topsail schooner was built in 1799 in Bermuda where this type of vessel was known as a Bermuda sloop. Vice-Admiral Lord Hugh Seymour, the commander in chief on the Jamaica Station, formally purchased Sting in December 1800 for £2,500 after having leased her for some time at £10 per day. His purchase was in defiance of orders not to purchase vessels. However, faced with a fait accompli, the Admiralty issued an order in February 1801 that her name be changed to Pickle. At midnight on 26th July 1808 she sunk after running aground near Cádiz. At least nine other Royal Navy ships carried this name. This exact replica of HMS Pickle was rebuilt from the Russian ship Alevtina & Tuy and took part in bicentenary anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 783 778 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.0123N 3:49.5333W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 783 775
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