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Salvage of stores and treasure from HMS 'Thetis' at Cape Frio
In 1833, the marine painter John Christian Schetky produced a pair of oil canvases, depicting the salvage of the treasures of HMS 'Thetis', a fifth-rate, 46-gun frigate (see also BHC3661). Under the command of Captain S. Burgess, the ship sank on the 4 December 1830 after crashing into the rocks at the base of Cabo Frio, north of Rio de Janeiro, because the captain relied on dead reckoning rather than taking soundings. Among its valuable cargo were silver bars, plates, coins and some gold. Twenty-eight lives were lost and subsequent storms broke the wreck up, spreading its cargo over the sea-bed.
John Christian Schetky
- Image reference: BHC3660
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London