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"H.C.S. Winchester"

Dedicated to Edward Griffith Colpoys

Vice Admiral of the White


Captain C.J. Austen and the officers of the ship.


An original hand painted engraving.


W J Huggins worked for the East India Company as a sailor where he learned to draw and paint on voyages to the Far East. Upon his return his was regularly employed to paint carefully detailed pictures of the Company's ships. In 1817 he exhibited a picture in the Royal Academy and was later appointed 'Marine Painter' to both George 1V and William IV.


'H.C.S. WINCHESTER' ( Honourable Company Ship )

1st January 1830

Painted by W.J.Huggins (Marine Painter to His Majesty)

Engraved by E Duncan

Published 1830 by W J Huggins

105 Leadenhall Street


H.C.S. Winchester was a 60 gun Southampton class sailing frigate. Ordered 23rd May 1816, 'laid down' in November 1818 and launched 21st of June 1822 at Woolwich Dockyard. She actually carried only 52 guns and served in North America and South East Asia from 1831-1861.

In 1861 she became the training ship 'Conway' and in 1876 became the training ship 'Mount Edgcumbe'. She was sold for breaking 8th April 1921. 

H.C.S. WINCHESTER by W J Huggins 1781-1845

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