Dutch warship's flag

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Reference WMO254664

Address:

All Saints' Church

Painsthorpe Lane,

Kirby Underdale,

YORK

YO41 1QY

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Flag
Materials:
  • Other Fabric
Lettering: No lettering
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Flag – Captured by Admiral Charles Richardson at Battle of Camperdown, 1797 (Buildings of England Pevsner). This is suspended in the tower of the church. The flag is of The Batavian Republic (a short period in Dutch history lasting from 19 January 1795 to 5 June 1806), it was a French client state, the first of the "sister-republics" and later part of the French Empire of Napoleon Bonaparte. Lieut. Charles Richardson was on HMS Circe at the action off Camperdown 11 Oct. 1797. He achieved an important exploit. Fearing lest the Batavian (Dutch) Admiral, De Winter, after his own ship (Vrijheid) had been dismasted and silenced, should effect his escape on board some other, he volunteered to go in an open boat and take him out. Succeeding in his object he had the honour of presenting him in person to the British Commander-in-Chief - Admiral A. Duncan. Admiral Richardson's Memorial is at Bampton near Shap, Cumbria https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/167895/
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