Tasuke Bay, Hirado, Japan

No. 21 of 51 (PAJ2051 - PAJ2101): inscribed by the artist on the album page, 'Taske Bay, Hirado, Japan' and dated '4/68'. Tasuke (Tas'ke) is a small bay and town on Hirado island, facing east into the Spex or Hirado Strait, just north of what is now Hirado City. This view looks north across the town to the mountains behind. The ship in the bay is HMS 'Pearl' , a 21-gun screw corvette of 1469 tons, 400 HP, commissioned for the China Station under Captain John F. Ross from May 1866. She appears from another drawing of Butt's (PAHJ2076) to have been operating with his survey ship 'Sylvia', 5 guns, 695 tons, on the survey of the western Japanese coast.

Object Details

ID: PAJ2071
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Butt, James Henry
Date made: April 1868
People: Butt, James Henry
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 170 x 244 mm
Parts: Album of topographical views, mainly on the coasts of Japan, China and Formosa (Taiwan) (Album)

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