USS Constitution captures HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812
Prints and Drawings (Part II)



This page features more prints and drawings of the action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, covering the last part of the battle and the burning of Guerriere on the following day.

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



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Photo #: NH 2000

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Mid-19th Century line engraving by James D. Smillie after a painting by Alonzo Chappel, depicting USS Constitution standing near the dismasted British frigate Guerriere.

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Photo #: NH 1999

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Line engraving by Rogers after Chapin, published circa the mid-19th Century by Virtue, Emmons & Co., New York. It depicts the British frigate Guerriere (incorrectly spelled "Gurriere" on the print) in the foreground after she was dismasted, with USS Constitution beyond.

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Photo #: NH 55422

Battle between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


19th Century engraving by J. McRae after a drawing by G. White, depicting the British frigate Guerriere after she had been dismasted in the action with USS Constitution.

Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation.

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Photo #: NH 42066

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Artwork depicting the victorious Constitution sailing past the the dismasted British frigate Guerriere.
The text below the image is reproduced in Photo # NH 42066 (extended caption).

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

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Photo #: NH 42067

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Engraving by B. Tanner, published by him at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 10 November 1812. It depicts the explosion of the captured and crippled British frigate Guerriere after Constitution had rescued her crew and set her afire.
The text below the image is reproduced in Photo # NH 42067 (extended caption).

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Photo #: NH 42070

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Engraving by Roberts and W. Croome, depicting the explosion of the British frigate Guerriere on 20 August 1812, following her defeat and disablement by USS Constitution the day before. Guerriere was found to be in a sinking condition and, following removal of her crew, was set afire and soon blew up.

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

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Photo #: NH 74532

Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812


Sketch by Fred S. Cozzens, copied from his book "Our Navy -- Its Growth and Achievements", 1897.
It depicts Constitution departing the area on 20 August, the day after she captured the British frigate Guerriere. The latter, abandoned and set afire, is blowing up in the distance.

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