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The Boscawen and Sheerness Privateers Engaging a Fleet of French Ships from Martinico five of which were taken, one sunk, & two escaped

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Brooking, Charles; Boydell, John
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1753
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 15 in x 20 1/2 in
Nomenclature: capture; privateers; French; British
Classification: naval battles

A print depicting the engagement between the British privateers 'Boscawen' and the 'Sheerness' and a fleet of French ships from Martinico (or Martinique). The descriptive text below the image notes that five of the French were captured, one sank, and two escaped. The ship in the center tilted out of central axis is the 'Boscawen' surrounded by clouds of smoke. A French vessel to the right of the 'Boscawen' is partially sunken.