Hornet and Peacock.
Wood engraving 128 x 215mm. 5 x 8½".
HMS Peacock engaged in naval action with USS Hornet, fought near the mouth of the Demerara River, Guyana during the War of 1812. The British vessel pursued by the Hornet and succumbed to raking fire, sinking swiflty. From "The Naval Temple: Containing A Complete History of the Battles Fought by the Navy of the United States".
[Ref: 23826] £60.00