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Jerningham Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 6 pictures in our Jerningham collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Captain Jerninghams Anchor-Firing Mortar, 1846 Featured Print

Captain Jerninghams Anchor-Firing Mortar, 1846

Engraving of an experiment to test Captain Jerningham's idea to assist the launching of lifeboats. The launching of lifeboats from a beach into heavy breaking surf was often dangerous and sometimes impossible due to the strength of the waves. Captain Jerningham felt that if a mortar were used to fire one or two anchors out beyond the surf, a lifeboat could haul on these anchor lines to pull itself through the breakers and into the calmer water beyond

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans