Photo #: KN-2882 (color)
Action between U.S. Frigate Constellation and French Frigate Insurgente, 9 February 1799
Painting by Rear Admiral John W. Schmidt, USN (Retired), depicting Constellation (at left) taking position ahead of Insurgente. After an hour-and-a-quarter engagement, the badly outmaneuvered and damaged French frigate surrendered.
Constellation was commanded by Captain Thomas Truxtun.
Courtesy of the artist.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
Online Image: 75KB; 900 x 730 pixels
Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system as Photo # 428-KN-2882
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 13 February 2009