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NH 56896 A View of the American Frigate USS CONSTELLATION Capturing the French National Frigate INSURGENTE within View of Basseterre

A View of the American Frigate USS CONSTELLATION Capturing the French National Frigate INSURGENTE within View of Basseterre
Title: A View of the American Frigate USS CONSTELLATION Capturing the French National Frigate INSURGENTE within View of Basseterre
Caption: 9 February 1799, the ships commenced a running fight for three quarters of an hour. The French frigate was finally compelled to strike her colors to the American vessel.
Description: Copied from the collection of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Corcoran Gallery
Catalog #: NH 56896
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
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Original Medium: Engraving, BW Photo
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