SEA HISTORY 132, AUTUMN 2010

Reproduced here, an article kindly sent to us by Sally C McElwreath written by Rear Admiral Joeseph Callo USNR (Ret.) written for the authorative American magazine SEA HISTORY 132, AUTUMN 2010, (National Maritime Historical Society) which includes the renowned painting “I have urgent dispatches,” by Gordon Frickers, urgent_dispatches_in_framed.jpg

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I found the article most interesting including because it is at variance with some of my research into the story of HMS Pickle.

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A Pickle meeting on Pickle night 04.11.09 "I have Urgent Dispatches"

Because of H.M. Schooner “Pickle“, carrying the news of the Battle of Trafalgar (see  http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/urgent_dispatches.html }
Anne Maddever, descendant of Lieut. John LAPENOTIERE, meeting with Gordon Frickers, marine artist and probably the leading authority on HMS PickleA_M__GF__VD_IMG_6365_wp.JPG

Because of a forthcoming BBC Channel 4 TV documentary, “Boats that made Britain”, Anne and Gordon had been in touch by email and phone for several months and decided to have their first rendez-vous appropriately on 04.11.09, Pickle Night.

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