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Juno on a Mission - John Christian

Juno on a Mission - John Christian

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HMS Juno was a 32-gun Richmond-class fifth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1757 and served throughout the American Revolutionary War until scuttled in 1778 to avoid
capture.

In 1771 HMS Juno, under the command of Captain John Stott, was sent to re-establish the British flag after the first Falklands Crisis.  She was accompanied by the Florida, a supply ship, and the sloop Hound. Sailing from Tenerife on 16 May, they made steady south-westerly progress,
completion of the Atlantic crossing was recorded by the log on 17 July.

On board HMS Juno was an adolescent boy who had joined his first ship (HMS Juno), as the purser's servant, a Cornish lad called Edward Pellew.

Later, on September 16th at noon, the Captain & a party of Marines went on shore and took possession of Port Egmont. The Marines after hoisting His Majesty's colours fired 3 volleys of small arms.

Original watercolour on paper signed lower right.

Image size: 15.5 x 11.5 inches
Mount size: 20 x 16 inches
Frame size: 23 x 19 inches

Image size: 15.5 x 11.5 inches
Mount size: 20 x 16 inches
Frame size: 23 x 19 inches

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