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The frigate Thetis reaches Algiers and leaves its companion, the “present ship” Laurentius, there.

Primary sources

  • Peder Pavels: Reisejournal 1796-1797, Ms.8º 709, Manuscript Department, the National Library, Oslo – copy in Thorvaldsens Museum, p. 20.
  • 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. 40-43.
  • Letter dated 13.2.1797 from Thorvaldsen to the Academy of Fine Arts.

Other references

  • Thiele I, p. 60.
  • C.F. Wandel, Danmark og Barbareskerne, 1746-1845, Copenhagen 1919, p. 75 (arrived 26.10.1796).
  • Related Article: The Journey to Italy 1796-1797

Last updated 10.05.2020