"The U.S.S. Columbus and Vincennes in Japan"
Photo #: NH 54484 The U.S.S. Columbus and Vincennes in Japan Contemporary lithograph published by Wagner & McGuigan, based on sketches by John Eastly. It depicts USS Columbus (right center), flagship of Commodore James Biddle, and USS Vincennes (left) anchored in Jeddo Bay, Japan, circa 20-29 July 1846. They are surrounded by a fleet of Japanese small craft, which acted to prevent the ships from communicating with the shore. See Photo # NH 54485 (extended caption) for the text printed at the bottom of this print. Courtesy of Mrs. Macomb, Washington, D.C., circa 1920. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.