U. S. Ship of the Line Pennsylvania. 140 Guns. : Tonnage 3,000 - Length from Figurehead to Stern gallery 247 ft. Extreme breadth 85 ft. - Height from bottom of the Keel to top of rail amidships 54 ft. - Total height line to main truck 239 ft. - Draught of water 25 ft. : 404.
Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier, 2 Spruce St., N.Y.
Lithograph handcolored, 1846.
Small folio - image size 8 5/8 x 12 13/16" (21.9 x 32.5 cm).
The Pennsylvania was the largest sailing U.S. warship of its time. It was authorized in 1816 and launched in 1837. The vessel was burned on April 20th, 1861 in the harbor of Norfolk, Virginia to prevent it from falling into Confederate hands.
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Good condition, color slightly faded, minor discoloration marks in top of image area. Typical narrow margins on early N. Currier images 1/2" top and sides 3/4" bottom. Will fit in a standard C&I rosewood frame.
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