Photo #: NH 85510-KN (color)
First official salute to the American flag on board an American warship in a foreign port, 16 November 1776
Painting by Phillips Melville, depicting Continental Brig Andrew Doria receiving a salute from the Dutch fort at St. Eustatius, West Indies, 16 November 1776.
The artist shows the "Grand Union" flag flying at Andrew Doria's stern and foremast peak.
Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C. Donation of Colonel Phillips Melville, USMC (Retired), 1977.
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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Image posted 13 February 2009