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THE THERMOPYLAE PICKING UP A PILOT OFF DUNGENESS 1868

The tea clipper Thermopylae was probably the fastest and best all-round clipper ever built on all points of sailing and in all weathers, it being said that 'she could make seven knots when holding a lighted candle on her decks' i.e. in very light winds. She was composite built - wood planking over an iron frame - by Walter Hood of Aberde...

  • Id: thermopylae_off_dungeness_1868-b1p-073-b2p-031
  • Name: THE THERMOPYLAE PICKING UP A PILOT OFF DUNGENESS 1868
  • Media: Oil on canvas
  • Size: 36"" x 24"" (92cm x 61 cm)
  • Section: EPIC VOYAGES
  • Book 1 Page: 73
  • Book 2 Page: 31