USS CONSTELLATION Chasing the French ship INSURGENTE on 9 February 1799
USS CONSTELLATION, Captain Truxtun, overtook the French ship INSURGENTE. The capture of the frigate by CONSTELLATION off the island of Nevis, was the most notable event of the war. As the first battle test of the new frigates of the U.S. Navy, the victory was very well taken.
Painted, engraved, and published by E. Savage. Reproduced by courtesy of Charles H. Taylor, from a very rare engraving in his collection
Naval History and Heritage Command