The Childers

Watercolour and graphite drawing of HM sloop 'Childers' (1827), originally an 18-gun sloop and the third vessel of the name in the Royal Navy. The 'Childers' belonged to a class, usually brigs or converted to brigs, known as 'Cruiser class'. Since she is shown before her reduction to a brig the picture must have been painted before she was altered at Portsmouth in 1833/4. The entry in the Progress Books for 20 July 1834 is: 'Small repairs & altered to 16 gun brig. Fitted for sea'. Later she was refitted as a 12-gun brig.

Object Details

ID: PAF6091
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Joy, William
Vessels: Childers (1827)
Date made: 1812
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 215 x 281 mm; Mount: 407 mm x 557 mm

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