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Back to 1796


The frigate Thetis returns to the harbour of Tripoli and is reunited with its captain. Sails two days later towards Malta or Sicily.

Primary sources

  • Peder Pavels: Reisejournal 1796-1797, Ms.8º 709, Manuscript Department, the National Library, Oslo – copy in Thorvaldsens Museum, p. 35-36.
  • Ship’s secretary H.A. Schmidt: Diary Kept at the Journey to Algier and other Places with the Frigate Thetis, the physical archive at Thorvaldsens Museum, p. 84-90.

Other references

  • Peder Pavels’ diary, in: Sven Sørensen and Joseph Schirò (ed.): Malta 1796-1797, Thorvaldsen’s Visit, Malta 1996, p. 39.
  • Thiele I, p. 68-69.
  • Related Article: The Journey to Italy 1796-1797
  • Related Article: Thetis

Last updated 17.05.2020