The Ark Royal

By R. Morton Nance, published May 1913


A comparison of the painted panel, formerly in Canterbury Cathedral, with the Ark Royal print, shows that the rig of these two ships is practically the same, the only important difference lying in the fact that in the Ark Royal the furled spritsail is lowered into the beak, while it remains standing out on the bowsprit of the Canterbury ship, a detail that would seem to indicate a later date for the latter picture.

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Filed under: Tudors | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

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