The Greyhound Excise Cutter. Capt Wm Watson - on a wind, chasing

This is an aquatint etching of the large naval cutter ‘Greyhound’, which was brought in from the merchant service. She weighed 148 tons, carried a crew of 50 men and originally carried 21 guns, although her firepower was reduced to 12 guns in 1781. She is on a starboard tack, her deck lined with figures, one of whom is holding a telescope. A large puff of smoke billows from her foremost gun.

Object Details

ID: PAF7971
Collection: Fine art
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Soutter, T; James Whittle & Richard Holmes Laurie
Vessels: Greyhound (1780)
Date made: 1 Sep 1794
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 250 mm x 286 mm; Mount: 406 mm x 555 mm

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