The year was 1805, this little schooner was in real trouble in the Bay of Biscay.
She was leaking so badly her captain decided to jettison some of her 2 ton guns.
She sailed on the 4 th of November, into history as the vessel that delivered the most momentous news of that decade, The Trafalgar Dispatch.
Her unlikely name was H M Schooner Pickle.
November the 4 th is party time, Pickle night !
This fine painting is available, see https://www.frickers.co.uk/art/marine-art/the-trafalgar-collection/hms-pickle-first-with-news-of-trafalgar/
or ask me for details.
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