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Background imageNaval Collection: Cutaway view of an American warship

Cutaway view of an American warship
Hull of an American man-of-war cut open amidships, showing deck plans and quarters, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: Battleship Maine entering Havana harbor, 1898

Battleship Maine entering Havana harbor, 1898
USS Maine saluting the Spanish flagship upon arrival in Havana harbor, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction

Background imageNaval Collection: Japanese taking Port Arthur, 1894

Japanese taking Port Arthur, 1894
Japanese warships taking Port Arthur, Manchuria, during the Sino-Japanese War, 1894. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: Spanish Armada, 1588

Spanish Armada, 1588
Defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English navy, 1588. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: EVNT2A-00047

EVNT2A-00047
Retreat of the Spanish Armada from England in stormy seas, 1588. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: PEXP2A-00015

PEXP2A-00015
Captain James Cook regarding a map. Hand-colored woodcut of a painting

Background imageNaval Collection: EVNT2A-00048

EVNT2A-00048
British capturing Quebec in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, French and Indian War, 1759. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageNaval Collection: Sullivans Island bombarded by the British, 1776

Sullivans Island bombarded by the British, 1776
American defense of Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, Charleston SC, 1776. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century F.C. Yohn illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: EVCW2A-00045

EVCW2A-00045
Frigate " Merrimac" before and after conversion into an iron-clad Confederate warship. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: Confederate explosive mines blocking a river, Civil War

Confederate explosive mines blocking a river, Civil War
Barrel torpedo, or mine, used by Confederates to blockade a southern river mouth, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: Louisbourg surrendered by the French in Canada, 1758

Louisbourg surrendered by the French in Canada, 1758
Surrender of Louisbourg to the British under General Jeffrey Amherst, French and Indian War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: Roman defeat of the Carthaginians at Mylae, 260 BC

Roman defeat of the Carthaginians at Mylae, 260 BC
Roman naval victory over the Carthaginians at Mylae during the First Punic War, 260 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: Young sailor climbing the rigging

Young sailor climbing the rigging
Young sailor going aloft on a sailing ship, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: Sea battle of the Wasp and Frolic, War of 1812

Sea battle of the Wasp and Frolic, War of 1812
USS " Wasp" crosses " Frolic s" bow and fires at close range, War of 1812. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: EXPL2A-00095

EXPL2A-00095
Marco Polo leading the Venetian ships at Korcula in the Adriatic Sea. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageNaval Collection: EVNT2A-00067

EVNT2A-00067
US naval bombardment of Vera Cruz during the US-Mexican War, 1847. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: EVCW2A-00113

EVCW2A-00113
Sinking of the ironclad USS Monitor in a gale off North Carolina, 1862, crew making for the USS Rhode Island. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: Gatling-gun fired by British sailors, 1870s

Gatling-gun fired by British sailors, 1870s
Gatling-gun in use by the Royal Navy, 1878. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: EVNT2P-00002

EVNT2P-00002
Spanish Armadas admiral surrenders his sword to Francis Drake, 1588. Photogravure of an illustration by Seymour Lucas

Background imageNaval Collection: EVNT2A-00306

EVNT2A-00306
Relative size of the American and English fleets at the start of the War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: EXPL2A-00292

EXPL2A-00292
Destruction of John Smiths ship by the Spanish, ending his New England venture. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: EVRV2A-00051

EVRV2A-00051
American sailor of the Revolutionary War era, late 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: US-French naval battle in the Quasi-War with France, 1798-1800

US-French naval battle in the Quasi-War with France, 1798-1800
American ship " Boston" firing on " Le Berceau" in an undeclared naval war with France, 1800. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: EVRV2A-00139

EVRV2A-00139
Recruiting privateersmen to serve the American cause in the Revolutionary War, New London, Connecticut. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: EVRV2A-00244

EVRV2A-00244
John Paul Jones raising the US flag on an American warship for the first time during the Revolutionary War. Printed color 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: Ships captured by American privateers, Revolutionary War

Ships captured by American privateers, Revolutionary War
American privateers bringing in their prizes, Revolutionary War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: French and British ships in a naval battle, 1799

French and British ships in a naval battle, 1799
Deck of a ship during naval battles between the French and English, 1790s. Printed color halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: EXPL2A-00075

EXPL2A-00075
Seizure of Spanish treasure ships by the English fleet of Sir Francis Drake. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: PEXP2A-00113

PEXP2A-00113
Captain James Cook. Hand-colored woodcut of a painting

Background imageNaval Collection: Ironclad Merrimac harrassing Unon shipping, Civil War

Ironclad Merrimac harrassing Unon shipping, Civil War
Confederate Ironclad " Merrimac" (CSS " Virginia" ) driving the USS " Congress" from anchorage, Civil War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: EVCW2A-00020

EVCW2A-00020
Confederate blockade runner dodging a Union cruiser, US Civil War. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: EVCW2A-00025

EVCW2A-00025
US frigate " Merrimac" on fire during Confederate burning of Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, during the Civil War, 1862. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: PEXP2A-00052

PEXP2A-00052
Sir John Hawkins, English explorer and naval commander against the Spanish Armada, 1588. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: English awaiting the Spanish Armadas approach, 1588

English awaiting the Spanish Armadas approach, 1588
English naval officers playing a game of bowls before attacking the Spanish Armada, 1588. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval Collection: EVRV2A-00192

EVRV2A-00192
Destruction of Falmouth (now Portland, Maine) by artillery fire from British ships, October 1775. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration


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