Greenwich and the Dreadnaught
Plate 12 from Parrott's 'London and the Thames', (1842). A summer view from the north-west towards Greenwich from the Isle of Dogs, with pleasure craft of various sorts on the river and paddle steamers off Greenwich Pier to the west of Greenwich Hospital. The small polygonal building there requires explanation as does the colonnaded one to its right. The large one next to it on the right behind a moored sailing ship is the Ship (or Ship Torbay) Hotel. On the far right is the (merchant) Seamens' Hospital Society hospital ship 'Dreadnought' (misspelt on the integral caption) which in1856 was replaced by the three-decker, 120-gun, ex-'Caledonia'. This was then renamed 'Dreadnought' and served until 1870 when the function came ashore to the old Infirmary of Greenwich Hospital (see PAH4062), renamed the Dreadnought Hospital. To the 'Dreadnought's' left a paddle tug tows a small brig downstream. Another comes up under sail on the far left and a third is moored off the Hospital. The Observatory can be seen high in Greenwich Park and the spire of St Alfege's just above the lion figurehead of the 'Dreadnought'.
Original size: 235 mm x 420 mm
- Image reference: PY3271
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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