The Salvador del Munda disabled & the Victory bearing up a stern & rakeing her with a broadside.
Publish'd by Bunney & Gold. August 1.st 1800.
Aquatint with explanatory text. 140 x 222mm. 5½ x 8¾". Trimmed to left of image.
The Battle of Cape St Vincent (1797), when the British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeated a larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don Jose de Cordoba near Cape St Vincent, Portugal. In the afternoon of February 14th 1797, the Excellent and Diadem commenced an attacked on Salvator del Munda. The Excellent positioned herself on the weather boy and Diadem on the lee quarter of the Spanish three-decker. Observing that the Victory was about to pass close astern, the Salvator del Mundo, which had more or less been disabled, judiciously hauled down her flag as soon as some of Victory's bow guns came to bear. This engraving was published in the 'Naval Chronicle'. Gold was the founder and publisher.
See NMM: PAD5539.
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