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HMS 'Clyde' Arriving at Sheerness after the Nore Mutiny, 30 May 1797

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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During the mutiny at the Nore, off Sheerness, which followed on from that at Spithead, only two ships' captains managed to maintain some control of their commands. One of these was Captain Charles Cunningham of the frigate, 'Clyde'. On 29 May he managed to persuade his men to ignore the summons from the rebel leader Richard Parker, in the 'Sandwich', to a conference. Instead, at 9pm that night, Cunningham assembled his crew and told them that he intended to take the 'Clyde' into Sheerness.

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H 61 x W 91.5 cm

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