His Majesty's Frigate the Diamond...off Cape La Heve...to Cut out a French lugger named Le Vengeur...18 April 1796...was boarded...but the cable cut by one of the prisoners...swept...into the River Seine...a desperate action ensued, which...obliged Sir Sydney Smith to surrender...


Object Details

ID: PAI6378
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Boxer, J.; Serres, John Thomas Jeakes, Joseph Orme, Edward Boxer, J.
Vessels: Diamond (1794); Heve ca.1796 [French navy]
Date made: 1794; 18 Apr 1796 ca.1796
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 455 x 636 mm

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