Bruce Rosen at Victorian History has a fascinating post about the Hulks, the old navy ships used as floating jails in nineteenth-century Britain. (The hulks also inspired the name of our blog!). Rosen includes a great image of the interior of a hulk and links to Adventures of a Guardsmen, the memoir of Charles Cozen who was a military prisoner on one of the Hulks.
-There are more images of “Prison Ships on the River Thames” on the Port Cities London website.
– The Temeraire, depicted above by Turner, was used as a prison ship after serving in the Battle of Trafalgar
– “Hulks” on Lee Jackson’s Victorian London site