Essex and Alert.
Wood engraving. 128 x 215mm. 5 x 8½". Small tear into right-hand edge of image.
August 13, 1812, when USS Essex encountered and captured the British sloop HMS Alert after an engagement. From "The Naval Temple: Containing A Complete History of the Battles Fought by the Navy of the United States".
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