HMS 'Grampus' as a hospital ship off Greenwich by W. Porden Kay

HMS 'Grampus' as a hospital ship off Greenwich

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HMS 'Grampus' as a hospital ship off Greenwich

Vignette, signed by artist lower left, 'W. P. Kay'. In 1821, on the official foundation of the (merchant) Seamens' Hospital Society, the Admiralty allocated it the 'Grampus', 50 guns, to be moored as a hospital ship 'for seamen of all nations' off Greenwich, as shown here. This was considered the best place for taking sick seamen on board, with good shore communication, and was also close to the Greenwich Hospital Infirmary. 'Grampus' was replaced with the 'Dreadnought' (see PAJ2839) in 1827 - though 1831 is also given in some sources.
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