A drawing of of a royal navy vessel in St. John's Harbour in 1786

Royal Navy Vessel
A Royal Navy vessel, possibly the governor's flagship, in St. John's Harbour. From the logbook of H.M.S. Pegasus, 1786. A 28-gun frigate, the Pegasus was commanded by Prince William Henry, later William IV, on his first voyage as Captain in 1786-1787. The drawing is by J.S.Meres, who served as schoolmaster on the Pegasus.

Courtesy of the National Archives of Canada (C-2542).

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