Capture of La Confiante_May 31.st. 1798.
Published Aug.t. 1. 1816, at 48 Strand, for J. Jenkin's Naval Achievements.
Handcoloured aquatint. Plate: 300 x 215mm, (11¾ x 8½"). Very large margins.
Naval scene showing the capture of the French ship Confiante by the British Frigate Hydra commanded by Captain Sir Francis Laforey. The Hydra, the bomb-vessel Vesuvius and the cutter Trial were stationed off Brest when the French vessels Vesuve, Confiante and a cutter sailed into view. The Hydra engaged with Confiante and set her on fire, a feat performed in the face of a French cavalry regiment stationed on the beach in preparation for an invasion of England. The four other vessels are depicted in the far distance. From 'The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793-1817' by J.Jenkins.
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