Signed Etching by W.L. Wyllie RA (1851-1931) - HMS Victory and Early Submarines in Portsmouth Harbour



original etching with drypoint, signed in pencil

Framed & glazed in our studio using conservation materials

Plate dimensions: 22.5 x 37.5 cm
Overall dimensions including frame: 49.2 x 62.5 cm

Submarine A13 was ordered as part of the 1903-04 naval programme from Vickers. She was laid down at Barrow-in-Furness in 1903 and launched on 8th February 1905. She was the first British submarine not to use a petrol engine and had a crew of two officers and eleven ratings, being armed with two 18 inch torpedo tubes in the bow. She survived WWI and was sold for scrap in 1920.

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