Photo #: K-26255 (Color)
Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812:
"She Fell in the Sea a Perfect Wreck"
Oil on canvas, 32" x 48", by Michel Felice Corne (1752-1845), depicting the dismasted Guerriere firing a gun to the unengaged side to signify her surrender.
Painting in the collections of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, transferred from the Navy Department in 1869.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
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14 February 2003