No. 2. The British Squadron under...Captain Charles Marsh Schomberg and the French Squadron under....Commodore Roquebert...Becalmed...after the commencement of the Action off Madagascar, on the 20th May 1811

Hand-coloured drawing depicting a battle scene involving British and French squadrons off Madagascar.
'Astrea' is shown on the extreme left of the picture.
There is gunfire coming from some of the ships.

Inscribed: "No. 2. THE BRITISH SQUADRON under the Command of CAPTAIN CHARLES MARSH SCHOMBERG, C.B.K.C.T.&S. and the FRENCH SQUADRON under the Command of COMMODORE ROQUEBERT Officer of the Legion of Honour, BECALMED shortly after the commencement of the Action off MADAGASCAR, on the 20th May 1811."

No. 2 of a set of four aquatints.

Returned from R.N. Museum, Portsmouth.

Object Details

ID: PAI6171
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Beechey, William; Whitcombe, Thomas
Places: Unlinked place
Events: Napoleonic Wars: Action off Tamatave, 1811
Vessels: Astrea (1810); Galatea (1810) Racehorse (1806) Phoebe (1795)
Date made: 1795; 1806 1810 20 May 1811
People: French Squadron
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 401 x 835 mm; Mount: 603 mm x 837 mm

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