The 'Vernon' and other vessels
A painting showing the steam auxiliary 'Blackwall frigate' East Indiaman 'Vernon', 996 tons, broadside in the centre. She is shown on her maiden voyage under sail and steam, passing HM ships 'Edinburgh' and 'Blenheim' as they beat down Channel off Bembridge, Isle of Wight, on 21 September 1839. The painting was subsequently reproduced as an aquatint (see PAJ2634 and PAI6595) with the bow only of a further ship on the extreme right. All the three named ships are flying the Blue Peter, as outward bound, and the 'Vernon' flies the Wigram & Green pre-1843 house flag at the main.
- Image reference: BHC3686
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Green Blackwall Collection
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