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Product details The ship 'Matilda' and cutter 'Zephyr'
The ship 'Matilda' and cutter 'Zephyr'
'The ship 'Matilda' and cutter 'Zephyr', are being identified by the names on the flags shown. These are common ship names: George Green did own a South Sea whaler called 'Matilda' , which he bought in 1830 to begin his involvement in that trade, but the present vessel looks much more like a passenger and cargo ship. The 'Zephyr' under her stern is almost certainly a pilot cutter operating out of Gravesend, which is seen on the right, with Tilbury Fort on the left, locating the scene in the lower Thames.
James Miller Huggins
- Image ref: BHC3481
- National Maritime Museum