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

Made:
1845 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unattributed
HM Steam Sloops 'Rattler' and 'Alecto' Towing Stern to Stern (print; lithograph; steam sloop)

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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

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1857-71
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 430 mm x 565 mm
type:
print, lithograph and steam sloop
credit:
Bennet Woodcroft Bequest