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USS TRENTON and HMS CALLIOPE during the storm in Apia

George Frederick Gregory [Jnr]1892

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

This work depicts the tropical cyclone of March, 1889, in which HMS CALLIOPE was the sole surviving ship out of approximately fifteen in the area. Most of the others, including American and German warships struck reefs, were sunk, or beached.

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  • Title: USS TRENTON and HMS CALLIOPE during the storm in Apia
  • Creator: George Frederick Gregory [Jnr]
  • Date: 1892
  • Location: Apia
  • Type: Painting
  • Significance: This work captures a significant moment in 19th century Pacific naval history.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Watercolour on board.
  • Dimensions: 609 x 990 x 2 mm, 1.25 kg
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds

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