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NH 56479 Privateer Ship JACK of Salem

Privateer Ship JACK of Salem
Title: Privateer Ship JACK of Salem
Caption: On 29 May 1782, the British brig OBSERVER came alongside JACK and engaged her in battle off Halifax, Nova Scotia. For some 17 hours the intermittent exchange continued until JACK was finally forced to strike her colors.
Description: From the MacPherson collection
Catalog #: NH 56479
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Original Creator: Artist, Robert Dodd, engraver
Original Date: Wed, May 29, 1782
After this Year: 1775
Before this Year: 1783
Original Medium: Engraving, BW photograph
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