H.M.S.

(untitled Majestic class cruiser, identical to HMS Caesar)

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 328 STG184a not recorded
 

Image of small military ship resembling a gun boat
the image of this silk picture kindly donated by John Hartwig, USA
 
Words:
Woven on silk:-
 
RD: 384379
[on left hand bottom corner of silk]
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-

 

 

Size:
Card-mount:
17.8cm deep by 24.0cm wide

silk:
7.6cm high by 14.0cm wide

Comments:
by Austin Sprake:
Certain back labels list "Battleship", which covers all the ships. STG181 to 184a [st280 to st324 on this site] are basically similar, depicting a late 19th-century, two-funnelled gunboat with red-coated marines and blue-coated sailors on the deck. The sea is bright blue, and the flags are red, white and blue. STG184a - With no title on silk or card-mount, but similar gunboat to Victorious [st324 on this site], with one flag on foremast.

by Geoffrey Godden:
Godden does not record this silk, only those with actual titles.

Other comments:
The ship is identified as a Majestic-class pre-dreadnought battleship. There were nine battleships in the class, and Stevens created a picture for each:
H.M.S. Caesar
H.M.S. Hannibal
H.M.S. Illustrious
H.M.S. Jupiter
H.M.S. Magnificent
H.M.S. Majestic
H.M.S. Mars
H.M.S. Prince George
H.M.S. Victorious.

This silk is identical to that of H.M.S. Caesar [st292 on this site].

This silk includes the woven Registration Number, 384379, as too does the silk of H.M.S. Caesar. This Registration Number however relates to the cap band of HMS Majestic, and not to any of the actual ships.

It is not known why this picture was issued without a printed ships name.

 


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