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HMS Shannon taking USS Chesapeake, 1 June 1813

Oil paintings

Object connections:

Collection Oil paintings, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display
EventsWar of 1812, 1812-1815
VesselsChesapeake (1799), Shannon (1806)

Object details:

Object ID BHC0601
Description 'HMS Shannon taking USS Chesapeake, 1 June 1813'. The American frigate Chesapeake was captured by the British ship Shannon off the Boston coast, in a battle which lasted only 15 minutes but claimed over 120 lives.
Date made After 1813

Artist/Maker Buttersworth, Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Macpherson Collection
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Frame: 640 mm x 803 mm x 70 mm;Painting: 470 mm x 610 mm
  • HMS Shannon taking USS Chesapeake, 1 June 1813 (BHC0601)
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