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Unidentified photographer 
Starboard Watch of Maintopmen "Constance" 
1846 (ca) 
Albumen print 
7.5 in (19.05 cm) x 10.5 in (26.67 cm) 
Robert Tat Gallery 
Courtesy of Robert Tat Fine Photographs ( - #2242) 
Mounted to cardboard with the title handwritten recto in colored ink. The goat pictures was no doubt a shipboard mascot. The frigate HMS Constance was launched at Pembroke Dock in March 1846 and broken up in. She set sail in 1846 on her first and only voyage as a pure sailing ship, for three and a half years in the Pacific. The ship's main activity was gathering silver, gold and other specie from merchants in Mexico during the period of the Mexican-American war in 1847. Edmund Heathcote -- later Admiral Heathcote -- was the senior lieutenant of the ship. 

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