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Duckworth's Action off San Domingo, 6 February 1806

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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Following Nelson's victory at Trafalgar in 1805, Sir John Duckworth left the blockade of Cadiz and pursued a French squadron to the Caribbean, where he defeated it off San Domingo on the 6 February 1806. With six ships of the line and two frigates he was lying off St Kitts, watering and refitting his squadron, when he heard on that three French ships of the line were making for San Domingo. A force of nine French ships were found at anchor in San Domingo Roads, whence they slipped their cables and made sail in a westerly direction, forming a line of battle close inshore.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

1808

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 122 x W 183 cm

Accession number

BHC0571

Work type

Painting


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