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Medal commemorating the Chinese junk 'Keying'
Medal commemorating the Chinese junk 'Keying'. Obverse: Port broadside view of the junk 'Keying' at anchor, small boats in the foreground. Legend: 'CHINESE JUNK KEYING CAPTAIN KELLETT'. Exergue, 'EXTREME BREADTH 35 FEET BURDEN 750 TONS DEPTH OF HOLD 16 FEET'. Reverse: THIS REMARKABLE VESSEL IS A JUNK OF THE LARGEST CLASS, AND IS THE FIRST SHIP CONSTRUCTED BY THE CHINESE WHICH HAS REACHED EUROPE, OR EVEN ROUNDED THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. THIS JUNK WAS PURCHASED AUGUST 1846, AT CANTON, BY A FEW ENTERPRISING ENGLISHMEN. SHE SAILED FROM HONG KONG 6TH DECEMBER 1846 ROUNDED THE CAPE 31ST MARCH 1847 ARRIVED IN ENGLAND 27TH MARCH 1848.'
- Image reference: E3574-2
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London