The Hornet's Escape from a British 74.
[Published by George Clark. 1840.]
Wood engraving. 133 x 215mm. 5¼ x 8½".
Probably the engagement between USS Hornet and HMS Cornwallis. The Hornet, which had mistaken the Cornwallis for a merchant ship was forced to throw boats, guns and other equipment overboard into order to escape, as they were heavily outgunned. From Bowen's "Naval Monument".
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