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Admiral

PAF4975
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Object ID PAF4975
Description Fleets were usually divided into three squadrons which formed the van (forward), the centre and the rear. The rear was commanded by a rear-admiral who was subordinate to the vice-admiral commanding the van. The admiral commanded the centre squadron and had overall command of the whole fleet. The rear- and vice-admirals reported to him. The ship of an admiral was recognised by flags and thus known as a flagship.
Date made 15 February 1799

Artist/Maker Rowlandson, Thomas
Merke, Henri
Ackermann, Rudolph
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials etching, coloured
Measurements Mount: 258 mm x 205 mm
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  • Admiral (PAF4975)
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