Capture of La Forte, Feb.y. 28.th. 1799.
Published July 1.1816 at 48 Strand for J. Jenkins's Naval Achievements.
Handcoloured aquatint. Plate: 300 x 215mm, (11¾ x 8½"). Very large margins.
Naval scene showing the capture of the french frigate La Forte by HMS Sibylle in the Indian Ocean. La Forte had been terrorising the Indian Seas so having sighted the ship Captain Edward Cook drew Sibylle alongside her at midnight where battle was fought for two hours until eventually the French surrendered. The Forte was entered into the British Navy under the same name. From 'The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793-1817' by J.Jenkins.
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