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Boarding of the Chesapeake

An officer stands amongst his crew on the deck of a ship that is in middle of a battle
Description: Engraving Print; By Jehoshaphat Aspin; 1820; Framed Dimensions 14H X 12W
Accession #: 65-433-X
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A British rendering of the boarding of USS Chesapeake by sailors of HMS Shannon. It highlights British Captain Philip Broke directing his men against a fierce defense. In reality, the largely untrained crew of Chesapeake remained below deck. Following the victory, Captain Broke was knighted.

Document Type
  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • War of 1812 1812-1815
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  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials
  • NHHC