Photo #: NH 79419-KN (color)
New Providence Raid, March 1776
Oil painting on canvas by V. Zveg, 1973, depicting Continental Sailors and Marines landing on New Providence Island, Bahamas, on 3 March 1776. Their initial objective, Fort Montagu, is in the left distance. Close off shore are the small vessels used to transport the landing force to the vicinity of the beach. They are (from left to right): two captured sloops, schooner Wasp and sloop Providence. The other ships of the American squadron are visible in the distance. The operation was commanded by Commodore Esek Hopkins.
Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Online Image: 112KB; 740 x 505 pixels
This "Hi-Res" JPG image has been cleaned to mitigate dust and other significant imaging flaws. Details of the original painting are unchanged.
Image posted 11 December 2002
Coding updated and link added 2 March 2009