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KN-2882 Action between U.S. Frigate Constellation and French Frigate Insurgente, 9 February 1799

Photo #: KN-2882 Action between U.S. Frigate Constellation and French Frigate Insurgente, 9 February 1799
Title: Action between U.S. Frigate Constellation and French Frigate Insurgente, 9 February 1799
Description: Action between U.S. Frigate Constellation and French Frigate Insurgente, 9 February 1799 Painting by Rear Admiral John W. Schmidt, USN (Retired), depicting Constellation (at left) taking position ahead of Insurgente. After an hour-and-a-quarter engagement, the badly outmaneuvered and damaged French frigate surrendered. Constellation was commanded by Captain Thomas Truxtun. Courtesy of the artist. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
Catalog #: KN-2882
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