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Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812

Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812
British and American ships engaged in the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779

Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779
Death of English explorer Captain James Cook in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), 1779. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a painting

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Naval battle between the British and French, 1790s

Naval battle between the British and French, 1790s
British ship " Brunswick" in battle with French navy off the coast of Brittany, late 1700s. Printed color halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: EVNT2A-00079

EVNT2A-00079
USS " Constitution" being towed by the crew in rowboats away from the becalmed British Navy, War of 1812 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812

Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812
Deck of the US frigate " Constitution" engaging in battle with British " Guerriere, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy 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 imageRoyal Navy Collection: Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s

Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s
African slave-ship hoisting sail upon sighting an English cruiser, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: EVNT2A-00086

EVNT2A-00086
USS frigate " Chesapeake" engaging the British ship " Shannon, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: PEXP2A-00015

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

Background imageRoyal Navy 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 imageRoyal Navy 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 imageRoyal Navy Collection: English man-of-war, 1646

English man-of-war, 1646
British warship of the 17th century. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Hand-colored printed halftone illustration

Hand-colored printed halftone illustration
John Paul Jones in command of the " Ranger" in battle with the British ship " Drake, " American Revolution. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustratioin

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: USS Constitution in battle against British ships, War of 1812

USS Constitution in battle against British ships, War of 1812
Deckhands in action on the USS " Constitution" against the " Levant" and Cyane, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: War of 1812 naval battle

War of 1812 naval battle
American sailors from the " Frolic" boarding the British ship " Wasp, " War of 1812. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Ship of explorer James Cook, 1700s

Ship of explorer James Cook, 1700s
Captain James Cooks ship " Discovery." Hand-colored woodcut from a drawing by E. W. Cook, R.A

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Kerguelen Islands visited by a British ship, 1870s

Kerguelen Islands visited by a British ship, 1870s
HMS Challenger off the southern tip of the Kerguelen Islands, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Captain Cook landing on a South Pacific island, 1770s

Captain Cook landing on a South Pacific island, 1770s
James Cook landing in the Friendly Islands, greeted by Tonga natives bearing fruit, 1770s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy 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 imageRoyal Navy Collection: EVNT2A-00022

EVNT2A-00022
Naval duel between the frigate USS " Constitution" and the British ship " Guerriere, " War of 1812. Printed color lithograph of a 19th century painting

Background imageRoyal Navy 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 imageRoyal Navy 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 imageRoyal Navy Collection: War of 1812 sea fight on the USS Chesapeake

War of 1812 sea fight on the USS Chesapeake
Fighting at the mizzentop of the frigate Chesapeake during a naval battle, War of 1812. Printed halftone reproduction of a W. J. Aylward painting

Background imageRoyal Navy 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 imageRoyal Navy 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 imageRoyal Navy Collection: McClure discovers the Northwest Passage, 1850

McClure discovers the Northwest Passage, 1850
British ship " Investigator" in Arctic ice during McClures discovery of the Northwest Passage while searching for the lost Franklin expedition, 1850

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: GCAN2A-00016

GCAN2A-00016
Louisbourg, Canada, besieged by New Englanders under the British flag, 1745. Hand-colored woodcut of a contemporary chart

Background imageRoyal Navy 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 imageRoyal Navy Collection: EVNT2P-00002

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

Background imageRoyal Navy 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 imageRoyal Navy 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 imageRoyal Navy Collection: EVRV2A-00138

EVRV2A-00138
John Paul Joness ship " Bon Homme Richard" defeating the British " Serapis, " 1779. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: John Paul Joness crew capuring the British Serapis, 1779

John Paul Joness crew capuring the British Serapis, 1779
American sailors from the " Bonhomme Richard" capturing the British ship " Serapis, " Revolutionary War. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The Chesapeake affair, 1807

The Chesapeake affair, 1807
Naval officers of the US frigate " Chesapeake" surrender to the British frigate " Leopard, " 1807. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy 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 imageRoyal Navy Collection: EVNT2A-00010

EVNT2A-00010
Impressment of an American sailor by a British naval officer, early 1800s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: EVNT2A-00001

EVNT2A-00001
Surrender of the British " Guerriere" to the frigate USS " Constitution" during the War of 1812. Printed color halftone of a 19th century painting

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: EVNT2A-00013

EVNT2A-00013
US fleet of Oliver H Perry during his naval victory over the British on Lake Erie in 1813 during the War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: PEXP2A-00113

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

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: EVNT2A-00020

EVNT2A-00020
Sea fight between England and Holland during the Dutch War, June 1666. Printed halftone reproduction of a painting

Background imageRoyal Navy 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 imageRoyal Navy Collection: PEXP2A-00010

PEXP2A-00010
Richard Grenville, English naval commander, portrait. Hand-colored engraving

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: EVRV2A-00068

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

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: EVRV2A-00114

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

Background imageRoyal Navy 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

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: GAFR2A-00013

GAFR2A-00013
British naval brigade using a Gatling gun to occupy Alexandria, Egypt, 1882. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration


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