USS Constitution captures HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812
Prints and Drawings



This page features prints and drawings of the action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere. They are presented in approximate chronological order.

Prints and drawings of last part of this battle, and of its immediate aftermath, USS Constitution captures HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812 - Prints and Drawings (Part II)

Other images related to this battle USS Constitution captures HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812.



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Photo #: NH 2004

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Print of a painting by W.A.K. Martin, copyright 1909 by Henry A. Martin and published by Gilbo & Co. It depicts USS Constitution approaching the British frigate Guerriere at the commencement of the action.

Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 52487

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Mid-19th Century line engraving, depicting Constitution's crewmen cheering at the commencement of the battle.
Note boy (at left) running up with powder charges for the guns.

Courtesy of Admiral E. Snow, USN, 1926.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 55423

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Line engraving after an artwork by Marshall Johnson, published circa the mid-19th Century. It depicts the British frigate Guerriere's mizzen mast going over the side during her battle with USS Constitution.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 93905-KN

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Color tinted engraving by C. Tiebout after Thomas Birch, published by James Webster at about the time of the battle and inscribed to Captain Isaac Hull, Constitution's Commanding Officer, his officers and crew.
The scene represents the later part of the action, as Guerriere's fore and mainmasts collapsed.
The bottom center of the print features a small vignette of Captain Hull, with the Latin phrase "Veni, Vidi, Vici" ("I came, I saw, I conquered").

Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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For a Black & White version of this image, see Photo # NH 93905.

Photo #: NH 2001

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Line engraving by D. Kimberly after a painting by Thomas Birch, published during the 19th Century by Samuel Walker, Boston. It depicts the dismasting of the British frigate Guerriere.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 42069

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Line engraving by D. Kimberly after a painting by Thomas Birch, published during the 19th Century by Samuel Walker, Boston. It depicts the dismasting of the British frigate Guerriere.

Donation of Colonel J.R. Taylor, October 1938.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Note: This reproduction only shows the picture part of the original print. See Photo # NH 2001 for a reproduction of the entire print.

 
Photo #: NH 2086

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Print of an artwork by William Strickland, "drawn for Naval Chronicle", depicting the British frigate Guerriere losing her fore and main masts.

Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Photo #: NH 42065

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Engraving by Baugean after a drawing by Montardier du Havre, published in Paris, France, during the 19th Century. It depicts the point in the action where the British frigate Guerriere lost her masts.

Courtesy of Mr. Beverly R. Robinson, March 1937.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 42068

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Engraving entitled "Engagement between the U.S. Frigate Constitution ... & the British Frigate Guerriere ...", depicting the British frigate Guerriere losing her fore and main masts during the battle. This appears to be one of the prints published by B. Tanner, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa November 1812.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 42914

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Engraving "Designed, Engraved & Published by W. Strickland & W. Kneass", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 September 1812. It depicts the British frigate Guerriere's fore and main masts going over the side near the conclusion of her losing battle with USS Constitution.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 55418

USS Constitution defeats HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Contemporary engraving by Jaxet after Baugean, published in Paris, France. It depicts the British frigate Guerriere losing her fore and main masts, near the conclusion of her battle with USS Constitution.

Courtesy of the New Haven Colony Historical Society.

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