The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

A Ship of the Line Entering Plymouth

This 1817 painting by Thomas Luny shows a Napoleonic era Ship of the Line heading past Drake's Line towards Devonport Dockyards on the Tamar. It is the route still taken by Royal Naval ships to and from the harbour to this day, although it was much trickier when having to rely purely on sail power for the various changes in direction required to reach the safety of the Hamoaze.

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by Stephen Luscombe