A pair of gilded circular mirrors, HMS Blanche, Battle of Copenhagen.
A pair of gilded circular mirrors, HMS Blanche, Battle of Copenhagen.
A pair of gilded circular mirrors, HMS Blanche, Battle of Copenhagen.
A pair of gilded circular mirrors, HMS Blanche, Battle of Copenhagen.
A pair of gilded circular mirrors, HMS Blanche, Battle of Copenhagen.

A pair of gilded circular mirrors, HMS Blanche, Battle of Copenhagen.

1801 Denmark

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A pair of gilded circular mirrors, HMS Blanche, Battle of Copenhagen.
Each of circular form with a central convex mirror within carved gilt wood frames together with a framed label.
These mirrors were hung in the Captain’s Cabin on board Captain Graham Hammond’s 5th Rate HMS Blanche 36, at the Battle of Copenhagen, 2nd April 1801. In the battle HMS Blanche took the Northern part of the Line, facing the Tre Kronor Battery between HMS Almene and the command ship of the Frigate force HMS Amazon under Captain Edward Riou. Obscured by smoke from Nelson in HMS Elephant they missed the “Blind Eye” moment and were the only part of the fleet to obey Sir Hyde Parker’s retreat signal. It is recorded that on the following Sunday Captain Hammond held the prayer book for Lord Nelson from which Nelson read the prayers of Thanksgiving to God.

HMS Blanche was launched in 1800, she was captured and burnt by the French off Puerto Rico in 1805.
Dimensions
Diameter 18.00 (45.72 cm)
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