Cabin - Boy

No.1.; Hand-coloured. Depicts clothing, outerwear: dress, cabin boy's [Royal navy]

Ship's boys were usually aged between twelve and sixteen years. Some came from poor families, others who had been convicted of petty crimes or vagrancy were recommended by magistrates. They were at the bottom of the naval hierarchy and were tasked with such menial duties as cleaning the pigsties and hen coops.

Object Details

ID: PAF4966
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Ackermann, Rudolph; Rowlandson, Thomas Merke, Henri
Date made: 15 Feb 1799
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: Mount: 258 mm x 206 mm

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