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Capture Argus Jenkins Naval Achievements

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Capture of the Argus, Aug 14th, 1813


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Original antique military / naval print


The capture of USS Argus occurred during the Anglo-American War of 1812. The brig USS Argus had been audaciously raiding British merchant shipping in British home waters for a month, when intercepted by the heavier British Cruizer class brig-sloop Pelican. After a sharp fight off St David's head, Pembrokeshire, during which Argus's captain, Master Commandant William Henry Allen was mortally wounded, Argus surrendered when the crew of the Pelican were about to board. Thomas Whitcombe (1760-1824) was a marine painter whose works are in several English collections, in particular the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Engraving from 'The Naval Achievements of Great Britain' by James Jenkins. Acid-free double mount.

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artist Thomas Sutherland (1785-1838) after Thomas Whitcombe (1760-1824)
method Colour aquatint
date 1817
size 215mm by 300mm (platemark)
SKU MN2878