Anson, The Last Buccaneer

Anson’s Centurion and the largest treasure ever taken at sea

George Anson’s squadron flagship HMS Centurion, sometimes called “The Last Buccaneer” successfully made her circumnavigation 1740 / 44 and is the only ship that completed the voyage.

By Gordon Frickers 50 x 81 cm (20″ x 32″), original Sold by the Chester Gallery A E Dutton & Sons. 

One the earlier Frickers paintings (sold 1991) and one with a very strong story attached to it, read on, enjoy !

Hollywood could never write a script to rival Anson’s adventures with HMS Centurion

Detail from Centurion, Commodore George Anson

Anson, George, Commodore, the story of the voyage of Commodore George Anson with H.M.S. Centurion and the squadron reads like fiction even when placed with fiction.

Detail from Centurion, Commodore George Anson

Yet it is a true story, if barely believable.

Detail from Centurion, Commodore George Anson

Anson’s voyage, ask the artist for details for find a copy of ‘Log of the Centurion’ by Leo Heaps.

Further Reading: Useful facts + excellent stories about Anson, The Last Buccaneer.

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