The capture of the Gipsey schooner New York on the 30th of April 1812, by HM Ships Hermese and Belle Poule in the middle of the Atlantic...

Three ships depicted. The Gypsy is featured in the centre foreground, sailing towards the left of the image. The other two ships, H.M. ships Hermese and Belle Poule, flank the Gypsy from the background. Hand-coloured.

Inscribed: ‘The Capture of the GYPSY Schooner New York on the 30th of April 1812, by H.M. Ships HERMESE and BELLE POULE in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean, after a chase of three Days and Nights; she was bound from New York to Bordeaux with a Cargo value 50,000 £, a Crew of Eighty Men, and supposed to be a Privateer, being fully armed and Equipped.’

Edgar Stanton Maclay (p.234 ‘History of American Privateers’) describes her as retaken from the British prize crew after her capture.

Object Details

ID: PAG9064
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Huggins, William John; Rosenberg, Charles
Vessels: Gipsey (before 1812); Hermes (1811) Belle Poule (captured 1806)
Date made: 30 Apr 1812
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 362 x 497 mm; Mount: 484 mm x 633 mm

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