Hornet and Penguin.
Wood engraving. 128 x 215mm. 5 x 8½".
HMS Penguin engaged in naval action with USS Hornet, whereby she was captured by the Americans during the War of 1812. Hornet then scuttled Penguin as she was too damaged to merit keeping. From "The Naval Temple: Containing A Complete History of the Battles Fought by the Navy of the United States".
[Ref: 23824] £60.00