HMS Opal presented by Cdr L.B. Denham of Hove Sussex. This Corvette was 'senior officer' at Esquimalt in 1877 during the Russian war scare, and lay prepared for action, side by side with a Russian Cruiser of superior strength at Esquimalt the cable being broken down 3 or 4 other Russians were in San Francisco. Great exitement prevailed at Esquimalt, and fortifications were at once undertaken.


Object Details

ID: PAD6267
Collection: Fine art
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Denham, L. B.
Vessels: Opal (1875)
Date made: 1877
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Mount: 179 mm x 120 mm

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