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Kent (1820)

Information about the East Indiaman Kent (1820)

The Kent was launched in 1820 and made two trips to Bombay and China before catching fire on her third trip.

The loss was a newsworthy event and led to several publications and notable artists producing their own interpretation of the disaster, including a later commentary by the Scottish poet William McGonagall.

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Lot MA14/207

Lot MA14/207: Shipwrecks-'Narrative of the Total Loss of the Kent, East Indiaman', Captain J Cobb, by Fire in the Bay of Biscay on Tuesday 1st March, 1825

Shipwrecks-'Narrative of the total loss of the Kent, East Indiaman', Captain J Cobb, by Fire in the Bay of Biscay on Tuesday 1st March, 1825, large folding hand coloured plate, marbled boards with original printed wrappers bound in, published J Fairburn, c 1820s.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £170