16422

MANUSCRIPT PLAN OF CRIMEAN NAVAL BATTLE OF KINBURN. FIRST USE OF IRONCLADS

Manuscript plan of the Naval Battle at Kinburn in the Crimean War.

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Description
Single sheet, oblong folio, 13î x 8î, pen and black ink with a few parts in red ink, has been folded.

£350.00

SKU: 16422

Product Description

The Battle of Kinburn (or Kil-Bouroun) in 1855 was a naval engagement during the final stage of the Crimean War, and was of significant importance because the destruction of Russian Forts on the Kinburn Peninsular was primarily achieved by the use of French Ironclad ships. This success convinced authorities that the day of wooden-walled ships had ended and that focus should switch to armour-plated ships. This drawing/plan is primitive in style and would appear to have been drawn at the time of the Battle, possibly by a Midshipman?