The situation of La Pique of 40 Guns, 400 Men, a French Frigate, & His Mtys Ship Blanche of 32 Guns,and having on board only 180 Men, about 2 o' Clock in the Morning after the Blanche had lost her Main, & Mizen Masts. The Action began about half past 12, and continued till half past 5 in the Morning; Captn. Faulknor fell when the Ships were in the above situation. [&] The situation of His Mtys. Ship Blanche, of 32 Guns & 180 Men, & the French Frigate La Pique, of 40 Guns & 400 Men, at a quarter past 5 o'Clock in the Morning, about a quarter of an hour before the Pique surrendered, having been towed in that way near 3 hours and a half, and having made frequent attempts to board the Blanche without success. _ The Blanche 8 killed & 12 wounded, the Pique 106 killed & 110 wounded.
[Published London by J. Bretherton, 1797.]
Pair of aquatints, each image 295 x 435mm. 11½ x 17¼". Trimmed to plates. Paper time stained, vertical crease through second plate.
The engagement between the frigate HMS Blanche and French frigate Pique off Guadaloupe in the Caribbean. After seven hours the Pique surrendered, in what was considered the longest engagement ever fought. The House of Commons ordered a monument to be erected in St. Paul's Cathedral to the memory of Captain R. Faulknor, who had died in the struggle.
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