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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

The Ordnance Wharf at Balaklava Mar 1855

Albumen print | 20.5 x 25.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2500461

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Photograph of the Ordnance Wharf at Balaklava. In the foreground there are piles of cannonballs, along with logs and a cannon. There is a group of men standing to the right and two ships in the harbour behind. On the hillside to the right there are a number of buildings. Huge supplies of ammunition, or ordnance, were needed for the Siege of Sevastopol. The British received their supplies through the small port town of Balaklava.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 20.5 x 25.2 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Balaklava Ordnance Wharf

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Ammunition
              • Cannon-balls
            • Cannons (weapons)
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
          • Sea
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Balaklava [Sevastopol]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Buildings
    • People
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)