A lovely print from the Oliver Warner Sailing Ships Book of the “Windsor Castle” ship. The book of prints dates back to 1958 and was published by Ariel Press in London. This single print has The “Windsor Castle”, 1250 tons printed across the bottom.
It has a slight bit of yellowing along the edges, but no rips, tears or folds in the picture.
We have other prints from this series, so please take a look at our other listings or contact us for more information.
About the “Windsor Castle” – Built at Sunderland in 1857 for Green. Another fast ship like the “Anglesey”. Coming home in 1871, she was dismasted and nearly lost. When approaching Cape Horn in a gale and snow the main mast was carried away bringing the mizzen top with it and causing extensive damage to the weather bulwarks. With the main mast and all its gear, and the mizzen top and yard dragging in the water on the lee side, the ship was severely strained and leaked badly and, being unable to steer, heavy seas broke aboard. The passengers had to be set to work the pumps for many days until the crew had cut the wreckage adrift and re-rigged the ship (less mainmast), a most unusual occurrence for a Blackwaller. She eventually reached Rio Janeiro for dry docking and re-fit, and finally reached Gravesend after a passage of 269 days from Sydney.
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Product Code: 31193
Styling: This would look excellent in a frame and hung on a wall in any home, office man cave, hotel, restaurant or any nautical themed space. Great for any collectors of all things nautical or fans of tall ships.