HM Steam Sloops 'Rattler' and 'Alecto' Towing Stern to Stern

Made:
1845 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unattributed

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Print: coloured lithograph: 'HM Steam Sloops "Rattler" and "Alecto" Towing Stern to Stern, for the purpose of testing
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Print, coloured lithograph, 'H.M. Steam Sloops "Rattler" and "Alecto" Towing Stern to Stern, for the purpose of testing the relative powers of the Screw Propeller and the Paddle Wheel... in the North Sea during a perfect calm on the 3rd of April 1845, on which occasion the Rattler towed the Alecto stern foremost.at the rate of two miles and eight tenths per hour. Both vessels exerting their full power in opposite directions' / unattributed, 1845

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1857-71
type:
steam sloop
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
  • print
  • planographic print
credit:
Bennet Woodcroft Bequest
status:
Permanent collection

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