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NH 66217 Cutting out of the HERMIONE, 25 October 1799: "Sir Edward Hamilton's action on the HERMIONE from Port Cavallo."

Cutting out of the HERMIONE, 25 October 1799:  "Sir Edward Hamilton's action on the HERMIONE from Port Cavallo."
Title: Cutting out of the HERMIONE, 25 October 1799: "Sir Edward Hamilton's action on the HERMIONE from Port Cavallo."
Caption: Stipple engraving by R. Dodd. Published in the "Naval Chronicle," Vol. V, by Bunney and Gold, London, 1801. On 25 October 1799, boats from HMS SURPRISE, Captain Edward Hamilton, successfully cut out and captured the former British frigate HERMIONE from the strongly defended harbor of Port Cavallo, Venezuela, where she had been taken by mutineers. This view represents the situation just before the commencement of the attack.
Description: Original in Navy Department Library.
Catalog #: NH 66217
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Original Creator: Engraving by R. Dodd.
After this Year: 1800
Before this Year: 1809
Original Medium: BW Photo, Engraving
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