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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018 | Licence: All Rights Reserved
Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018 | Licence: All Rights Reserved

The Fleet sailing from Spithead

11th March 1854

Edward Duncan

From the collection

Title

The Fleet sailing from Spithead

Date

11th March 1854

Artist

Description

As war grew closer, a fleet of royal navy ships assembled at Spithead on the Solent to depart for the Baltic Sea. Their orders were to prevent Russia's northern fleet from entering the North Sea and threatening Britain. On board the yacht Fairy, seen here in the centre foreground flying the royal standard, Queen Victoria watched the departure of the ships, which included the Royal George (left foreground) and St. Jean d'Acre (leading the fleet to the right).

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Location

The Solent

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Approximate

Credits

Image Credit

Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

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