The President Engaging the Endymion, while pursued by the British Squadron.[Ships names underneath:] Despatch. Majestic. Endymion. Tenedos. President. Pomone.
[Published by George Clark. 1840.]
Wood engraving 133 x 215mm. 5¼ x 8½".
The USS President tried to break out of New York Harbour, but was intercepted by a British squadron of four frigates. HMS Endymion was a very fast ship and her Captain, Hope, attacked three times causing considerable loss aboard President. The Americans managed to retaliate but both ships were crippled after two hours of fighting. As a damaged pair they sailed in company to Bermuda. Official notification of the end of the war came soon afterwards. From Bowen's "Naval Monument".
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