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Naval War Collection

Background imageNaval War Collection: Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur

Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur
Commodore Stephen Decaturs life saved in a shipboard battle off Algeria. Color lithograph

Background imageNaval War Collection: US Navy base at Sackets Harbor, NY, 1814

US Navy base at Sackets Harbor, NY, 1814
Sackets Harbor on Lake Ontario in 1814, a US Naval station in the War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNaval War Collection: British evacuation of Charleston SC, 1782

British evacuation of Charleston SC, 1782
Charleston, South Carolina, abandoned by the British near the end of the Revolutionary War. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval War Collection: British Navy bombarding the shores of Chesapeake Bay, War of 1812

British Navy bombarding the shores of Chesapeake Bay, War of 1812
Fort McHenry and Baltimore under British naval artillery attack, 1814. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval War Collection: EVNT2A-00009

EVNT2A-00009
British ships blockading Chesapeake Bay at the outset of the War of 1812. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNaval War Collection: EVNT2A-00035

EVNT2A-00035
Ark Royal, the flagship which led the English fleet against the Spanish Armada, 1588. Hand-colored woodcut reproducing a 16th century illustration

Background imageNaval War Collection: Barbary Pirates attacked in Algiers, 1541

Barbary Pirates attacked in Algiers, 1541
Emperor Charles Vs attempt to capture Algiers, home of the Barbary Pirates, 1541. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageNaval War Collection: EVRV2A-00081

EVRV2A-00081
British Navy under Lord Howe saiing from Spithead for battles off the coast of France, 1794. Printed color lithogragh of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval War Collection: EVRV2A-00215

EVRV2A-00215
Routes of the American ships Ranger and Bonhomme Richard raiding the British Isles during the American Revolution. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval War Collection: EVCW2A-00067

EVCW2A-00067
Union gunboats and steamships passing the Confederate stronghold Vicksburg, on the Mississippi River, night of April 16, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNaval War Collection: Hand-colored engraving

Hand-colored engraving
Siege of Charleston, South Carolina. by the British during the American Revolution. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval War Collection: GATL2A-00017

GATL2A-00017
Sailing-ship firing on a fort in Jamaica during colonial times. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageNaval War Collection: EVCW2A-00141

EVCW2A-00141
Ironclad " Merrimac, " cheered by the Confederate battery on Craney Island, embarking to attack the Union fleet, 1862. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNaval War Collection: EVRV2A-00068

EVRV2A-00068
British attack on Fort Moultrie in Charleston harbor, 1776. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNaval War Collection: EVRV2A-00114

EVRV2A-00114
Destruction of British frigate " Sharon" during the battle of Yorktown, 1781. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration


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