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Study of HMS 'Shakespeare' from astern, alongside a quay

PAE2692
Prints, drawings and watercolours

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Collection Prints, drawings and watercolours, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsShakespeare 1917 [HMS]

Object details:

Object ID PAE2692
Description This is a stern view of a destroyer flotilla leader of the Shakespeare class, said to be the Shakespeare herself. The class was built by John I Thornycroft & Co at Woolston and the Shakespeare was launched 7 July 1917 and completed 10 October 1917. This drawing shows the ship in the period 1917-1919; by 1920 the lower yard on the foremast had been removed and she was wearing flotilla bands on her after funnel. The ship ahead is an M or R class destroyer. The sketch at the bottom looks like the hull of a flying boat of the Porte Baby type, serialled 9800-9821 but only 11 of these boats (9800 - 9810) were erected and flown between January 1916 and April 1917. They were all deleted by December 1918.
Date made 1917-1919

Artist/Maker Wyllie, William Lionel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials graphite
Measurements 354 mm x 253 mm
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  • Study of HMS 'Shakespeare' from astern, alongside a quay (PAE2692)
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