The Windsor Castle Packet of 150 Tons & 28 Men, Commanded by Capt.n Rogers Capturing the Jeune Richard of 250 Tons & 93 Men,Dedicated by permission to the R.t Hon.ble Thomas Earl of Chichester & the R.t Hon.ble John Earl of Sandwich, His Majesty's Post Masters General By their most devoted humble Serv.t Sam.l Drummond.
Published June 21 1809 by S.Drummond Church Street Soho.
Mezzotint. 705 x 480mm. Top right corner of margin lacking.
On the 1st October 1806 the British Leeward island packet ‘Windsor Castle’ was sailing to Barbados when it was attacked by a French privateer, the ‘Jeune-Richard’. Despite being out-manned and outgunned the English fought off the French boarding party with pikes then followed the retreating pirates back onto their schooner, capturing it. Despite killing over twenty of the Frenchmen the English were still outnumbered by their prisoners, but the ‘Windsor Castle’ managed to reach Barbados safely.
Frankau, state ii of ii; NMM PAI6156. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 1906] £620.00