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"Launching at East India Co. Yard, Blackwall on Thames" - John Lynn 1826-1845 fl. Oil on canvas - Blue World Web Museum

The Star of India is the world's oldest seafaring ship. Built in 1863 at Ramsey Shipyard in the Isle of Man, it was an experimental design utilizing iron instead of wood. Launched as Euterpe, a full-rigged ship named after the Greek goddess of music, the ship's initial voyages involved some rough sailing.

The barque "Sylph", beloging to Mr. Alexander Robertson off the Macao, China WILLIAM JOHN HUGGINS UNKNOWN 1781 - 1845 LONDON oil on canvas 68 by 96 cm.; 26 3/4 by 37 3/4 in.