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Nagasaki University Library [Mansvelt Collection]

Japanese Version
Japanese Version

H.M.S. Immortalite
Original title: H.M.S Immortalite

Catalog No. : 7138
Photographer : unknown
Album : Potter Album
Area : Nagasaki?
Date : 1873
Age division: Early Meiji period (1868-1882)
Color : monochrome
Size : 145x197
Cabinet : 135-18-0

Enlarged view of the photo

This large wooden screw frigate, whose name means ‘immortal’ in French, was built in 1859 as the fourth ship in a series with this name. The cruiser used a screw propeller for locomotion and belonged to the British Navy. Its duties included escorting and protecting warships. It was about 84 meter long and could reach speeds of 22 nautical kilo meters per hour. It was sold for scrap in 1883.

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