Heroic Naval Action. This Plate of the Prize vesel 'Netuno', Commanded by Mr. R.B.Crawford, Mid.n of H.M.S. Esk, with one Gun and 5 men (in the Bight of Benin, March 20th 1826) beating off the Spanish Pirate 'Carolina',carrying 10 Guns and 90 Menm Commanded by Capt.n Antonio Soumath. ~ Is with permission Respectfully dedicated to Capt.n Sir Charles Bullen, C.B. &c. &c. &c. Commodore of the Ships & Vessels on the West.n African Station, by his Obliged & very Humble Servant, R.Ackermann.
London. Pub.d October 1st 1836 by R.Ackermann, at his Eclipse, Sporting Gallery, 191 Regent Street.
Coloured aquatint. 390 x 540mm. Trimmed within plate.
A two-hour engagement with pirates off the coast of Nigeria, after which the pirates withdrew.
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