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Sloop Collection

"Sloop: A Timeless Symbol of Grace and Speed on the Open Seas" Step back in time to 1913, as the majestic sloop named Cremona fearlessly crashes through a towering wave

Background imageSloop Collection: Cremona crashes through wave, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Cremona crashes through wave, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 6-metre Cremona crashes through wave, 1913

Background imageSloop Collection: AMERICAs CUP, 1886. The Mayflower saluted by the fleet while crossing the bow of the Galatea

AMERICAs CUP, 1886. The Mayflower saluted by the fleet while crossing the bow of the Galatea on the fourth tack in the first race on 7 September 1886, New York

Background imageSloop Collection: AMERICAs CUP, 1881. The American winner, Mischief with the Canadian challenger Atalanta in

AMERICAs CUP, 1881. The American winner, Mischief with the Canadian challenger Atalanta in the fourth international race for the Americas Cup on September 9th & 10th, 1881

Background imageSloop Collection: Ships of the Navy 1921

Ships of the Navy 1921
Flotilla leader, sloop and transport vessel of the Royal Navy

Background imageSloop Collection: William Thompsons fight off Poole, Dorset, 30 May 1695

William Thompsons fight off Poole, Dorset, 30 May 1695. Thompson was a local fisherman whose fishing boat was fired on by a French privateer near the Isle of Purbeck

Background imageSloop Collection: Sloop (Dragon? class) sailing with spinnaker, c1938. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Sloop (Dragon? class) sailing with spinnaker, c1938. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Sloop (Dragon? class) sailing with spinnaker, c1938

Background imageSloop Collection: The Yarmouth One Design Greywing, 1922. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The Yarmouth One Design Greywing, 1922. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The Yarmouth One Design Greywing, 1922. The Yarmouth One Design class was established at the Solent Yacht Club in 1910, on the instigation of Sir Arthur Cope, RA

Background imageSloop Collection: Trivia, a 12 Metre class yacht sails close-hauled, 1939. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Trivia, a 12 Metre class yacht sails close-hauled, 1939. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Trivia, a 12 Metre class yacht sails close-hauled, 1939. Trivia was designed by Charles Nicholson for Vernon W. MacAndrew. She achieved first in her class in 1937, her first season

Background imageSloop Collection: The 6 Metre Womba II running downwind, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 6 Metre Womba II running downwind, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 6 Metre Womba II running downwind, 1913

Background imageSloop Collection: Stella sailing close-hauled, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Stella sailing close-hauled, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 6 Metre class Stella sailing close-hauled, 1914

Background imageSloop Collection: The 6 Metre class Lanka, Wamba and Stella racing on reaching leg, 1914

The 6 Metre class Lanka, Wamba and Stella racing on reaching leg, 1914

Background imageSloop Collection: Wamba II running downwind under spinnaker, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Wamba II running downwind under spinnaker, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Wamba II running downwind under spinnaker, 1914

Background imageSloop Collection: The 6 Metre Stella, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 6 Metre Stella, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 6 Metre Stella, 1914

Background imageSloop Collection: The 6 Metre Vanda sailing broad reach, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 6 Metre Vanda sailing broad reach, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 6 Metre Vanda sailing broad reach, 1913

Background imageSloop Collection: The 7 Metre Ancora (K3) sailing under spinnaker, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 7 Metre Ancora (K3) sailing under spinnaker, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 7 Metre Ancora (K3) sailing under spinnaker, 1913. Ancora went on to win gold medal in the 1920 Antwerp Olympics

Background imageSloop Collection: Ancient and Modern Nassau, Bahamas

Ancient and Modern Nassau, Bahamas - Primitive (yet colourful) sloops which carry freight and passengers hundreds of miles to and from the outer Bahamian Islands

Background imageSloop Collection: AMERICAs CUP, 1883. The American winner, Vigilant with the British challenger Valkyrie in

AMERICAs CUP, 1883. The American winner, Vigilant with the British challenger Valkyrie in the eighth international race for the Americas Cup on October 7th, 9th & 13th, 1883

Background imageSloop Collection: AMERICAs CUP, 1885. The American winner, Puritan with the English challenger Genesta

AMERICAs CUP, 1885. The American winner, Puritan with the English challenger Genesta on the homestretch of their second and final international race on 16 September 1885

Background imageSloop Collection: The 6 Metre Cremona moored with flags, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 6 Metre Cremona moored with flags, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 6 Metre Cremona moored with flags, 1913

Background imageSloop Collection: Unknown yacht sailing close-hauled. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Unknown yacht sailing close-hauled. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Unknown yacht sailing close-hauled

Background imageSloop Collection: The 6 Metre Cheetal (L21) sailing upwind, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 6 Metre Cheetal (L21) sailing upwind, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 6 Metre Cheetal (L21) sailing upwind, 1911

Background imageSloop Collection: The American J-Class yacht Yankee, 1935. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The American J-Class yacht Yankee, 1935. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The American J-Class yacht Yankee, 1935. In 1935 Gerry Lambert bought the Frank Paine designed Yankee to England to race against the British J-Class yachts Endeavour, Velsheda, Candida

Background imageSloop Collection: The 6 Metre class Maid Marion (K22) sailing close-hauled, 1921

The 6 Metre class Maid Marion (K22) sailing close-hauled, 1921

Background imageSloop Collection: The Big Five J Class yachts racing downwind, 1934. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The Big Five J Class yachts racing downwind, 1934. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The Big Five J Class yachts racing downwind, 1934

Background imageSloop Collection: The 6-metre Lanka sailing close-hauled, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 6-metre Lanka sailing close-hauled, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 6-metre Lanka sailing close-hauled, 1914

Background imageSloop Collection: H. M. S. Cygnet - modified Black Swan-class sloop

H. M. S. Cygnet - modified Black Swan-class sloop
H.M.S. Cygnet (F38, formerly U38)- modified Black Swan-class sloop of the Royal Navy - commissioned in 1943, built by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageSloop Collection: H. M. S. Pelican (F86) - Egret-class sloop

H. M. S. Pelican (F86) - Egret-class sloop
H.M.S. Pelican (F86) - Egret-class sloop - Commissioned in 1939 - built by Thornycroft, Woolston. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageSloop Collection: The Sloop Inn

The Sloop Inn
A painting which shows a public house, bearing the sign The Sloop Inn. Two women are standing outside, overlooking a little girl in a red dress. Date: circa 1916

Background imageSloop Collection: Dry Docked Ship

Dry Docked Ship
An illustration of a large sloop or galleon in dry dock at a port. Date: circa 1915

Background imageSloop Collection: HMS Vulture - a Clydebank three funnel - 30 knot destroyer

HMS Vulture - a Clydebank three funnel - 30 knot destroyer
Royal Navy - HMS Vulture, a Clydebank three funnel - 30 knot destroyer ordered under the 1895 - 1896 Naval Estimates. She was the fifth ship to carry this name since it was introduced in 1776 for a

Background imageSloop Collection: The capture of HMS Frolic by the sloop-of-war USS Wasp, a naval action fought in the Atlantic

The capture of HMS Frolic by the sloop-of-war USS Wasp, a naval action fought in the Atlantic on 18 October 1812
2619213 The capture of HMS Frolic by the sloop-of-war USS Wasp, a naval action fought in the Atlantic on 18 October 1812, during The War of 1812, from The History of Our Country

Background imageSloop Collection: Just Arrived by the Sloop (in the Conway Valley, North Wales), 1889 (oil on canvas)

Just Arrived by the Sloop (in the Conway Valley, North Wales), 1889 (oil on canvas)
940213 Just Arrived by the Sloop (in the Conway Valley, North Wales), 1889 (oil on canvas) by Whaite, Henry Clarence (1828-1912); 86.3x152.6 cm; Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageSloop Collection: Figurehead from the Sloop 'Postmaster', c. 1937. Creator: Elizabeth Moutal

Figurehead from the Sloop "Postmaster", c. 1937. Creator: Elizabeth Moutal
Figurehead from the Sloop " Postmaster", c. 1937

Background imageSloop Collection: Page 28 Ice islands with the Resolution and Adventure, 1768-75 (w / c)

Page 28 Ice islands with the Resolution and Adventure, 1768-75 (w / c)
5670292 Page 28 Ice islands with the Resolution and Adventure, 1768-75 (w/c) by Hodges, William (1744-97); Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales; (add.info.: Original Sketches, Drawings)

Background imageSloop Collection: HMS Nymphe (Sloop)

HMS Nymphe (Sloop)
LLM458499 HMS Nymphe (Sloop) by Mitchell, William Frederick (1845-1914); Private Collection; (add.info.: HMS Nymphe (Sloop)

Background imageSloop Collection: A page from the Illustrated London News, 12th February 1853

A page from the Illustrated London News, 12th February 1853, with illustrations of Her Majestys sloop Rattlesnake fitted for the new Arctic expedition; Digby Seymour

Background imageSloop Collection: Preparations for Crimean War, The Baltic Fleet - HMS Miranda

Preparations for Crimean War, The Baltic Fleet - HMS Miranda
Naval preparations for the Crimean War, The Baltic Fleet under Sir Charles Napier - The steam-sloop HMS Miranda, pictured saluting Kronberg Castle, Helsingor (Elsinore, Elsineur), Denmark. Date: 1854

Background imageSloop Collection: John Bull stung to agony by the Wasp and Hornet, c. 1813 (coloured engraving)

John Bull stung to agony by the Wasp and Hornet, c. 1813 (coloured engraving)
AQS256855 John Bull stung to agony by the Wasp and Hornet, c.1813 (coloured engraving) by American School, (19th century); American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts

Background imageSloop Collection: French customs officers boarding a sloop carrying contraband (colour litho)

French customs officers boarding a sloop carrying contraband (colour litho)
2795930 French customs officers boarding a sloop carrying contraband (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSloop Collection: HMS Crocus, British sloop, at Basra, Iraq

HMS Crocus, British sloop, at Basra, Iraq
HMS Crocus, British Arabis class sloop, at Margil jetty, Basra, Iraq. Date: circa 1923

Background imageSloop Collection: Plan of the Destruction of the Turkish Squadron, at Sinope (engraving)

Plan of the Destruction of the Turkish Squadron, at Sinope (engraving)
1618678 Plan of the Destruction of the Turkish Squadron, at Sinope (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Plan of the Destruction of the Turkish Squadron)

Background imageSloop Collection: The Crisis in South Africa, British Fleet on the Cape of Good Hope Station (litho)

The Crisis in South Africa, British Fleet on the Cape of Good Hope Station (litho)
1604984 The Crisis in South Africa, British Fleet on the Cape of Good Hope Station (litho) by Jane, Fred T. (1870-1916); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Crisis in South Africa)

Background imageSloop Collection: Deerhound rescues a portion of the crew of the Alabama

Deerhound rescues a portion of the crew of the Alabama, the Confederate war-steamer sunk by the Federal steam- sloop the Kearsarge. Date: 19 June 1864

Background imageSloop Collection: Page 34 The Resolution, 1768-75 (w / c)

Page 34 The Resolution, 1768-75 (w / c)
5670299 Page 34 The Resolution, 1768-75 (w/c) by Roberts, Henry (1756-96); Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales; (add.info.: Original Sketches, Drawings)

Background imageSloop Collection: Page 26 The Resolution and Adventure, 4 Jan, 1773, taking in ice for water, lat. 61. S

Page 26 The Resolution and Adventure, 4 Jan, 1773, taking in ice for water, lat. 61. S
5670281 Page 26 The Resolution and Adventure, 4 Jan, 1773, taking in ice for water, lat. 61.S. 1768-75 (w/c) by Hodges, William (1744-97); Mitchell Library

Background imageSloop Collection: Boat, sets of working drawings with natural colour photographs for the construction of a model

Boat, sets of working drawings with natural colour photographs for the construction of a model cross-channel steamber
3623866 Boat, sets of working drawings with natural colour photographs for the construction of a model cross-channel steamber and a model sloop-rigged racing yacht (colour litho) by English School

Background imageSloop Collection: HMS Nymph (sloop) (colour litho)

HMS Nymph (sloop) (colour litho)
2775629 HMS Nymph (sloop) (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: HMS Nymph (sloop)

Background imageSloop Collection: Battle of Cherbourg, pub. L Prang & Co. 1887 (colour litho)

Battle of Cherbourg, pub. L Prang & Co. 1887 (colour litho)
2655398 Battle of Cherbourg, pub. L Prang & Co. 1887 (colour litho) by Davidson, Julian Oliver (1853-94); Private Collection; (add.info.: 19th June 1864; ); The Stapleton Collection; American



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"Sloop: A Timeless Symbol of Grace and Speed on the Open Seas" Step back in time to 1913, as the majestic sloop named Cremona fearlessly crashes through a towering wave, showcasing its remarkable strength and resilience. Crafted by Kirk & Sons of Cowes, this vessel embodies the true spirit of adventure. Traveling further back to 1886, we witness a historic moment in sailing history during the America's Cup. The Mayflower gracefully salutes the fleet while crossing paths with Galatea on an exhilarating fourth tack. Currier & Ives capture this breathtaking scene in a vibrant lithograph that transports us to New York's waters. In another fierce battle for glory at the America's Cup in 1881, Mischief proudly represents America against Canadian challenger Atalanta. With their sails billowing against the wind, these yachts race towards victory amidst cheers from spectators. Currier & Ives immortalize this thrilling event with their vivid color lithograph. Fast forward to 1921 when Ships of the Navy dominate vast oceans with their sheer power and grandeur. These magnificent vessels symbolize naval supremacy and evoke awe-inspiring admiration from all who encounter them. Delving into maritime history once more, we embark on William Thompson's legendary fight off Poole in Dorset on May 30th, 1695. This epic battle showcases bravery and determination as Thompson valiantly defends his ship against formidable adversaries. The Yarmouth One Design Greywing takes center stage in 1922 as it glides effortlessly across tranquil waters. Created by Kirk & Sons of Cowes, this yacht epitomizes elegance and sophistication while embodying timeless beauty. Moving ahead to1939 brings us face-to-face with Trivia—a majestic twelve-meter class yacht—sailing close-hauled against powerful winds. Its sleek design allows it to conquer even the most challenging conditions while leaving spectators in awe.