Today the heroic voyage of HMS Pickle is commemorated in the Royal Navy with ‘Pickle Night’, with a plaque on the quay at Falmouth and with the marked historic route her commander took to London known as The Trafalgar Way.
Years ago when I completed my first two HMS Pickle paintings my ex wife 2 and I held a ‘Pickle Night’ party which included 2 square rig captains and real cannons.
The following morning at work 4 miles away ex 2 was told by collegues “there were some rather load firer works last night”.
The back pressure from one of the guns on my lawn broke a window; imagine the insurance claim, cause of breakage, cannon fire … 😄
“I Have Urgent Dispatches” is available as a superb print from my web site Marine Art Prints page.
Princess Anne the Princess Royal has copy No 1.
Several admirals are included on the list of the lucky owners.
You could order one too from Marine Art Prints on this web site.
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