Daguerreotype view of the launch of the HMS Marlborough in Portsmouth, England, 1855


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Lovely picture.

Pretty much the end of an era that. She and her sisters were the last of the 1st Rate Ships of the Line and darned big ones too (albeit dual steam and sail). 131 guns as opposed to the 100 of HMS Victory... and in the various 'What if's' in and around the Trent Affair etc then these are some of the vessels the Union might have been faced with.

Of course that's another story :thumbsup:
 



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