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Medal commemorating the Chinese junk 'Keying'; reverse
Medal commemorating the Chinese junk 'Keying'. Obverse: Starboard-quarter view of the three masted junk 'Keying' under sail. Exergue 'THE CHINESE JUNK KEYING' Reverse: Inscription, 'THE FIRST JUNK THAT EVER ROUNDED THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, OR APPEARED IN BRITISH WATERS HER DIMENSIONS ARE LENGTH 160FT. DEPTH OF HOLD: 19FT BURDEN; 800 TONS CHINESE MEASUREMENT. RUDDER 7 1/2 TONS, MAINSAIL 9 TONS, MAINMAST 85FT LONG FROM DECK THE SHIP IS BUILT OF TEAK WOOD; SHE SAILED FROM HONG KONG 6TH DECEMBER 1846, ARRIVED IN ENGLAND 27TH MARCH 1848 477 DAYS FROM CANTON 'CAPTAIN KELLETT', COMMANDER.'
- Image reference: E3568-2
- National Maritime Museum