A View of his Majesty's Ship Mediator Commanded by the Hon.ble James Luttrell, attacking Five Sail of the Enemyon the 12th of Dec.r 1782, & throwing their Line into Confusion whereby Two of them was captured; Viz: the Menagere the size of a Sixty Four Gun Ship, Arm'd enFlute; and the Alexander of 28 Guns.
London Publish'd Sept.r 1783 by John Harris, Sweetings Alley Cornhill. [But c1820.]
Copper engraving with large margins. 350 x 470mm, 13¾ x 18½". Watermarked 'H. Smith 1820' Tears to edges, some creasing where rolled.
Mediator attacked a fleet four frigates (three French and one American) and an American brig, capturing the American frigate Alexander. "L’Alexandre" sailed from the mouth of the Gironde with other vessels in an “armed convoy” on 9 December 1782 carrying arms for the American War. After boarding a prize crew Mediator set off again, capturing the Ménaager. Remarkably Mediator suffered no losses: the enemy had twenty killed and 300 made prisoner.
[Ref: 21930] £450.00