HMS 'Pique' carrying away her rudder by John Christian Schetky

HMS 'Pique' carrying away her rudder

John Christian Schetky

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HMS 'Pique' carrying away her rudder

This painting is one of a series of four in the same frame, recording an incident involving HMS 'Pique' after she went aground on rocks at Point Forteau, in the Straits of Belle Isle, whilst patrolling off Labrador. Several days later she was again caught in a gale and strong seas struck the rudder, already weakened by the first incident, and tore it from the stern post. The painting shows the ship in distress, her flags upside down as she calls for help and fires a distress cannon to call other ships to her aid. The ship was then steered for 1400 miles without a rudder and was able to return to England in October 1835.
John Christian Schetky

  • Image reference: BHC2256

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