H.M.S. Pickle


From Geoff Hunt’s definitive series of prints ‘Fighting Sail 1773-1815’ depicting some of the naval ships of the period. The H.M.S. Pickle was a 6- gun Schooner. Depicted here the schooner ‘Pickle’ battles bravely through the waves, bearing to England the bitter-sweet news of Lord Nelson’s death and the great victory at Trafalgar. Commanded by Lt. Lapenotiere, she arrived at Falmouth on the 4th November 1805 from where the Lieutenant brought the news to London by coach. For his efforts, Lapenotiere was promoted Master and Commander.

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