‘From the Nore to Dover, 1898’ Yachts unidentified, Photomezzotype, no photo credit. Supplement to the Yachtsman No. 381, August 1898
Once again we have another set of fine old photos kindly sent to us by Jeff Cole, who has just returned from some holiday.
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Left to right: Satanita, Britannia and Meteor. ‘Start of the 1st class yachts’
This appears in a supplement to The Yachtsman, No 481, July 1900 . Photo credited to West & Son, Southsea
Britannia and Bona at Cowes. Published in a supplement to The Yachting World, May 1898. Photo by Kirk, Cowes
‘The Satanita making a record at the new Thames Yacht Race’
Engraving possibly by Ame from a sketch by Barlow More, NTYC. There are 25 men on the weather rail, two on the wheel, one in the spray on the bow, and one in the crosstrees. Note the spectator ferry.
‘Freda winning the Heligoland race’.
There is no information on this Photomezzotype. There’s a very early iron warship in the background that Jeff thinks may be flying the Imperial German Flag. Note tumblehome, pierced for cannon, ships boats in davits slung out, one in the water alongside. Double fighting top. Definitely a transition craft. And is that a spectator ship in background?
There is no other information with this badly foxed pic, but note the crew in natty striped jerseys and white trousers. There is a large yacht astern and a warship behind. It’s hard to see, but the warship may be the type where the gun disapears behind a casing vertically for re-loading, which Jeff says was favoured by the French.
This book from Amazon looks interesting, but I haven’t found anything relevant to these particular photos:
Dennis Connors’ history of the America’s Cup is available from Amazon:
The America’s Cup: The History of Sailing’s Greatest Competition in the Twentieth Century
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