Commander of the Kateria Honoured in Greece, unknown at home

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Commander of the Karteria. Honoured in Greece, Unkown at home by Maurice Abney-Hastings

About Captain Frank & the Karteria

Captain Frank

Captain Frank was born at Willesley Hall, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch on 14th February 1794 & died in Greece on 1st June 1828 . He famously played a major part in the winning of the Greek Wars of Independence. In 2009 his antecedent, Maurice Abney-Hastings, has revisited his story.

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The Karteria

Frank Abney-Hastings, inspired the design, helped in the construction & commanded the ‘Karteria’ on her passage & in war. The ‘Karteria’ was in many successful battles at Phaleron, Oropos, Volos, Salona, Vasilathi, & was the first ever steam warship in war action.

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The Exhibition

Throughout the month of June 2011 an exhibition took place at the award-winning Ashby-de-la-Zouch Museum on the Karteria and her creator, Frank Abney-Hastings' who was born and brought up just 3 miles from the museum at Willesley Hall.

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Another great book review

A lovely review of the book that appeared in the Spring Edition of the Anglo-Hellenic Review a very important academic journal for both the UK Greek residents and also those involved in Greek history, literature and arts.  

Maurice was selected by local young talented artist, Jon Gidlow, as an interesting face

Maurice was selected by local young talented artist, Jon Gidlow, as an interesting face for portrait competitions!! Jon is an artist working in the midlands who mainly concentrates on portraiture. He has studied at the London Atelier of Representational Art and is currently creating pictures to enter in to regional competitions and completing mural work.…

Featured in the Leicester Mercury

2 weeks ago the Leicester Mercury featured a wonderful article about Captain Frank and the book. Click here to read the article.