Capture of H.B.M. Sloop-of-War "Frolic" by the U.S. Sloop-of-War "Wasp"
Black ink and wash and graphite on beige paper, inlaid in a larger sheet
Overall: 5 1/8 x 8 3/8 in. ( 13 x 21.3 cm ) mat: 14 x 18 in. ( 35.6 x 45.7 cm )
signature: lower right: "W. Strickland, Desn. et Del." inscription: lower left: "Wasp & Frolick [sic]"
Signed and inscribed at lower right outside image in black ink: "W. Strickland -- Desn."; at lower center in graphite: "Wasp & Frolick."
This view depicts the engagement between the Unied States sloop-of-war Wasp, 18 guns, Master Commandant Jacob Jones, and the British sloop-of-war Frolic, 22 guns, Captain Thomas Whinyates, in the Atlantic ocean between Bermuda and Halifax on October 18, 1812. Two hours after the capture of the British ship-of-the-line Poictiers, 74 guns, hove in sight and compelled the two smaller ships to surrender.
Gift of Naval History Society Collection
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