Etat malheureux de Quebeck et de la Surveillante Vaiseau de Guerre Francois.
Coloured engraving. 10 x 15".
The October 6, 1779 engagement between HMS Quebec and the French frigate Surveillante off Ushant (Ouessant) in France, during the American Revolutionary War. Both ships were heavily damaged, and the battle concluded when the Quebec exploded. 'The Quebec frigate, Captain George Farmer, in company with the Rambler cutter, while cruising off Brest fell in with the Surveillante, and after a determined action caught fire and blew up. Captain Farmer and about one hundred men perished.'
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