Corvette & frigates
Screenprint, 2013 - 25 x 25 cm - Edition: 4
H.M.S. Challenger, a steam corvette, with a spar upper deck, of 2306 tons displacement, and an indicated power of 1234 horses, was chosen for this [expedition] … All the guns were removed with the exception of two, and the space which they and the stores and ammunition in connection with them had occupied, was devoted to the necessary accommodation for laboratories, workrooms, dredging and sounding rope, storage of specimens, spirits of wine, boxes, trawls, and nets.
Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-76