Made with the page inverted relative to the foliation of the sketchbook, here Turner describes warships in profile, as identified by Finberg.1 The handling is light but calculated. Turner delineates two complete vessels, one at centre, and another, smaller example at top right. Towards the right, Turner elaborates a small detail, possibly a brief section of the gallery across the stern.
Finberg 1909, I, p.607.
The top edge of this page seems raw in appearance, compared with the cleanly sliced leaves throughout the sketchbook. The fibres of the paper are evident, the look uneven.