The 'Active' leaving Portsmouth harbour, propelled by paddle-wheels devised by James Ryder Burton and fitted in 1819. Burton was promoted to commander in November 1819 'as a reward for an invention for propelling ships of war during a calm' .Object number: PAF7995
Dimensions: 202 mm x 272 mm
- Image reference: PW7995
- © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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