W Medal, Great Britain, 1837 - 1901. 1919.999.160

Obverse: THE CHINESE JUNK KEYING - view of the ship
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Reverse: THE FIRST CHINESE VESSEL EVER BROUGHT TO EUROPE, OR EVEN ROUNDED THE CAPE HER DIMENSIONS ARE LENGHT, 160 FT; BREADTH, 33 FT; DEPTH OF HOLD, 16 FT; BURTHEN, 800 TONS; MAINMAST OF IRON-WOOD, 90 FT LONG; THE SAILS ARE MADE OF STRONG MATTING, THE MAINSAIL WEIGHS NEARLY 9 TONS; HER 3 ANCHORS ARE OF IRON WOOD; THE RUDDER WEIGHS, 7 TONS; SHE IS AN EXCELLENT SEA-BOAT, AND MADE A VOYAGE FROM BOSTON U.S. TO JERSEY IN 21 DAYS. ARRIVED AT ENGLAND 27 MAR 1848.
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