Model of 18th Century HMS Severn Discovered

A 200 year old model of the fifth rate frigate Severn, built in Bristol in 1786 and wrecked in Jersey in 1804, has been discovered locked in a cupboard at Berkeley Castle – story here. She spent much of her service in the West Indies, but when wrecked she was the command of one of the most unusual British naval captains of the Napoleonic Wars, Philippe d’Auvergne, the Prince de Bouillon.

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