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The battle of Frigate Bay was an action during the American Revolutionary War. Also known as the battle of St Kitts, it took place between a British fleet under Rear-Admiral Sir Samuel Hood and a larger and more superior French fleet under the Comte de Grasse. The French attacked the British islands of St Kitts and Nevis in January 1782. Despite Hood’s daring actions he was unable to save the island from surrendering to the French.
oil on canvas
H 120.5 x W 215.9 cm
National Maritime Museum (Greenwich Hospital Collection)