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12 December 2009

See Turner's The Fighting Temeraire

J. M. W. Turner painted a painting depicting The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last Berth to be broken up in 1838. In 2005, The Fighting Temeraire was voted the greatest painting in a British art gallery in a poll by the Today programme on Radio 4.

The ship itself was a a celebrated gunship that had fought in Nelson's fleet at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and the painting still hangs in the National Gallery, in Trafalgar Square. It was given to the nation by Turner in 1851.

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^Picture from Wikipedia under Wikimedia Commons^

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