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Elucidating the Extreme Disproportion Of Force Between... Frigate President… And Little Belt

The larger American ship on the left is closing in on the damaged smaller British ship on the right
Description: Lithograph Print; By J. Hassell after J.Cartwright; C. 1811, Framed Dimensions 25H X 30W
Accession #: 20150-050-024
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This print depicts the disproportion between the American frigate President under Commodore Rodgers and the British sloop Little Belt under the command of Auther Butts Bingham Esquire Commander.  It represents the situation of both ships in the morning of 11 May 1811 after the action of the previous day.

Document Type
  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • War of 1812 1812-1815
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Location of Archival Materials
  • NHHC