Distress Of the Centaur on the Night of the 16th of Septr, 1782... passage from Jamaica... storm... foundered Twelve persons only escaping from the Wreck

Sepia aquatint inscribed with a description of the picture: 'Distress of the Centaur on the Night of the 16th Septr 1782; which with other ships of war, in their passage from Jamaica, were attacked with a most fatal storm, in which his majesty's ships, the Ville de Paris, the Glorieux, and several others perished; the Centaur was laid on her broadside, but righted, with the loss of all her masts, bowsprits and rudder, was driven about the sea in great distress for several days before she foundered. Twelve persons only escaping from the wreck.'
Makers: Painted by R. Dodd, Engraved by Pollard, London, Published Octr 20 1783 by R. Pollard No.15 Braynes Row, SpaFields, & sold by R. Wilkinson No.38 Cornhill.

Object Details

ID: PAH9182
Collection: Fine art
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Pollard, Robert; Dodd, Robert
Vessels: Centaure (1757)
Date made: 20 Oct 1783
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 510 x 703 mm; Mount: 606 mm x 835 mm

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