The Lady Nelson – History

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Brief History

Name: Lady Nelson
 Operator:  The Royal Navy
 Builder:  John Dudman, Deptford London
Commissioned: 1799
Fate: Lost 1825

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General Characteristics

Type: Armed Survey Vessel
 Tons burthen:  60 (bm)
Length: 52 ft 6 in (16.00 m)
Beam: 17 ft 6 in (5.33 m)
Draught: 12 ft (3.7 m) (with keels lowered)
Propulsion: Sail
Sail plan: Brig
 Complement:  17
Armament: Six brass carriage guns (3 and 4 pounder)

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The Churchill Island model was constructed by David Lumsden of Melbourne in 2016-7 to a scale of 1:24.  Another model is displayed at Flagstaff Hill, Warrnambool and a sailing replica is based in Hobart.  A non-sailing replica is displayed at Mount Gambier.… Continue reading

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