Very pretty indeed! However (and I haven't yet consulted my own sources, sitting in my yard, baby-sitting three little chicks...) didn't she have a much lower freeboard. I know the Royal Navy thought of her as virtually useless in anything but the calmest seaway. She spent most of her time in port, as a matter of fact, finally being reduced to a tender.
_________________ My Avatar:Петр Алексеевич Безобразов (Petr Alekseevich Bezobrazov), Вице-адмирал , царская ВМФ России(1845-1906) - I sign my drawings as Ari Saarinen