H.M.S. Shah, & Chillian Ship 'Huascar'.
Chromolithograph. Sheet 190 x 170mm.
The 'Incident of Pacocha' took place on 6 May 1877 when Nicolas de Pierola was leading a revolution to overthrow then Peruvian President Mariano Ignacio Prado. Piérola used the Peruvian monitor Huáscar as a raiding ship. It practiced sabotage against primarily the government forces of Peru. However, after intercepting British merchant ships, the British became outraged and sent their best Pacific admiral, Rear Admiral de Horsey, to capture the vessel. The Peruvian vessel managed to sneak out of the battle scene under the cover of darkness, but was forced to surrender to the Peruvian government just 2 days later. This minor incident is inflated into a 'great victory' by deluded Peruvian nationalists.
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