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Drake and slavery

Knocking down statues has become the ‘in’ thing among part of our population.

Now- Wow we have a proposal to knock off Sir Francis Drake, remove his statue from Plymouth Hoe.

'Golden Hinde'
Drake’s ‘Golden Hinde’

If you disagree I suggest you sign the petition to keep the statue on site in place.

https://www.change.org/p/1000-save-drake-statue/psf/promote_or_share

We might as well knock down the Pyramids as they were allegedly built by slave labour.

Such vandalism would be bad for tourism !

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Outbound, Liverpool on her stern

Blue funnel or as they say in her home port of Liverpool “a Blue Flue Liner”, outward bound, from #Bombay [now #Mumbai] #India,  #Liverpool on her stern.
I present the good ship
‘Agapenor’.
Agapenor
Agapenor at Bombay (Mumba)
This fine 29 x 60 cm (11½” x 23½”) painting is available, a bargain at £950.00, ex studio.

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Frigate

HMS Somerset on anti piracy duty
Dawn Patrol

A type 23, similar to HMS Montrose currently deployed in the Persian Gulf region.

This water colour of “HMS Somerset, anti piracy patrol dawn on the Red Sea” measuring 35 x 18 cm (14” x 7”) was commissioned by her officers as a parting gift for her commander.
HMS Somerset presentation
Somerset presentation
See https://www.frickers.co.uk/art/marine-art/war-ships/hms-somerset-frigate/
Tanker crisis :

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Bermuda

It’s surfaced yet again, the claim HMS Pickle was built at Bermuda.
Not that it really matters however, there are quite a few mysteries surrounding the second HMS Pickle.
Nelson described her as “ubiquitous Pickle”.
Was Sting / Pickle built at Bermuda?
HMS Pickle – I have urgent dispatches
If you have documented proof that Sting was built in Bermuda I’d be very interested to see the proof. 

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Slow ahead both

 ‘Titanic, Plymouth Harbour’, progress with the paintings which measure 175.5 x 80 cm, [69″ x 31 1/2 “].
Exactly the same size as the original the famous artist Norman Wilkinson painted for the White Star Line, lost with the ‘Titanic’. 
TPH progress
I am commissioned to produce 2 paintings, both to replicate as accurately as possible, the splendid original, one for my client, the other for sale as a joined venture. 

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