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NH 42074 USS Hornet pursued by HMS Cornwallis, 28 April 1815

Photo #: NH 42074  USS Hornet pursued by HMS Cornwallis, 28 April 1815
Title: USS Hornet pursued by HMS Cornwallis, 28 April 1815
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Description: Artwork depicting the British 74 gun ship Cornwallis (at left) chasing the U.S. sloop of war Hornet in the South Atlantic, as the latter's crew throws overboard spare spars, guns and other items in an effort to increase her speed. The text below the image is reproduced in Photo # NH 42074 (extended caption). Courtesy of Mr. Beverly R. Robinson, March 1937. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 42074
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