The Columbus Steam Ship... having Mr Howard's Patent Vapor Engines

An aquatint showing 'Columbus' steamship in port broadside view in seas full of movement resulting from a forceful wind. Two other vessels on the horizon are pitching at steep angles imbuing the scene with a sense of drama.

The print is inscribed: 'The Columbus, Steam Ship. To Sir Thomas M. Hardy Bar.t. G.C.B. Vice Admiral of the Blue Governor of Greenwich Hospital. This plate is respectfully dedicated, by his most Obedient Servant Thomas Howard. This Vessel having Mr. Howard's Patent Vapor Engines, can carry 50 days fuel..."

Dimensions of 'Columbus' are given.

Object Details

ID: PAH8869
Collection: Fine art
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Rosenberg, Charles; Huggins, William John
Vessels: Columbus 1837 [British]
Date made: 1 Sep 1837
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 490 x 647 mm; plate: 456 x 630 mm

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