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Copenhagen PS 1846 - Robert Napier

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:19 am
by Woody
Launched This Day 27/2/1846 by Robert Napier, Old yard No 18

I am assuming that these are the same vessel. The painting is of a Slesvig operated by the Danish Post Office, This would be before she was converted to a Royal Yacht
Any further information Welcome

http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?ye ... COPENHAGEN

Re: Copenhagen PS 1846 - Robert Napier

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:59 pm
by Robert
Woody, from a postage stamp issued in 1963 and details from the Ship Stamp Society which is probably more accurate about the stamps than the ship data, it is said that she was a troop transport in the war between Denmark and Schleewig (sic). She had accommodation for 1300. Resumed mail/passenger service after that war until 1855 when rebuilt as a Royal Yacht. Used by King Frederick VII and King Christian IX until 1880. She was in transport service in 1884 until being broken up in 1893.