The Action Between HMS Shannon and the USS Chesapeake, 1st June 1813" by Montague Dawson. The British ship would be victorious. Captain Broke boarded Chesapeake at the head of a party of 20 men. They met little resistance from Chesapeake 's crew, most of whom had run below deck. The only resistance from Chesapeake came from her contingent of marines. The British soon overwhelmed them; only nine escaped injury out of 44.
Montague Dawson. Flying Cloud (oil.canvas) ... The Flying Cloud was a clipper ship that set the world's sailing record for the fastest passage between New York and San Francisco, 89 days 8 hours. She held this record for over 100 years, from 1854-1989. (Read here in the comments wonderful but sad story of a woman navigator, Eleanor Creesy) Crossposts: http://levkonoe.livejournal.com/7676521.html Add Memory Share This Entry