A Memorial to Hibberts

By Anthony Partington, published November 2009


The hull of a West Indiaman is nearly complete in artificial stone, intended to be placed over the grand entrance into the West India Docks at Blackwall. The length from stem to stern is upwards of ten feet, with height in proportion. The sides are beautifully adorned with all the minute appendages of a vessel of the above description, and the stern is ornamented with the various produce of the West Indies, finely modelled by artists of the first reputation. Her name, the Hibbert, (after Alderman Hibbert, the principal Director of the Dock’s Company,) will appear on her counter, and her masts, yards, tops, and rigging of every kind, will be fitted by seamen employed for that purpose.

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Filed under: Atlantic | English Channel | Other (Early Modern) | French Revolution | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Caribbean
Subjects include: Administration | Harbours & Dockyards | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Merchant Marines | Navies | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Ship Models & Figureheads | Shipbuilding & Design

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