Photo #: NH 63179-KN (color)
Action between USS Chesapeake and HMS Shannon, 1 June 1813
Colored lithograph by L. Haghe, after a painting by J.C. Schetky based on a design by Captain R.H. King, RN. Published by Smith, Elder & Company, London, in 1830.
This print (Plate No. 2 of four) depicts the scene soon after the action began, with Chesapeake "crippled and thrown into utter disorder" by Shannon's first two broadsides.
See Photo # NH 63181 for a detailed description of the action and the activity seen in each of the four prints. The series is dedicated to Captain Philip Bowes Vere Broke, R.N., Shannon's Commanding Officer.
Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland. Beverly R. Robinson Collection.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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9 May 2003