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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

HMS Hannibal, fitting for the Black Sea fleet Dec 1853

Albumen print | 17.0 x 22.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2906194

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Photograph of HMS Hannibal in dry dock being fitted for active service.

The British ship is being prepared to leave for the Black Sea. At the time, a Russian force had destroyed part of the Turkish fleet during the Battle of Sinope, precipitating events which led to the outbreak of the Crimean War.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    HMS Hannibal (ship of the line, launched 1854; sold 1904)
  • 17.0 x 22.4 cm (image)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Warships
            • Battleships