The final battle in the Trafalgar campaign
By LAURIE [Robert] & [James] WHITTLE, 1805
Sr. Richd. J. Strachan’s action with the French, off Rochefort: Novr. 1805 in which the four French ships were taken.
- Author: LAURIE [Robert] & [James] WHITTLE
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street
- Publication date: 12 December 1805.
- Physical description: Etching and aquatint with hand-colour.
- Dimensions: 245 by 305mm. (9.75 by 12 inches).
- Inventory reference: 15157
The image of the ships in combat is captioned: ‘The Action commenced about noon and at half past three it ceased, the enemy having fought to admiration, & not surrendering till their Ships were unmanagable’ … ‘This Victory, obtained by Sir Richard Strachan, is as decisive, in every respect, and as glorious, to its extent as any which has ever been atchieved by British skill and gallantry. There have been few instances in which the antagonists have been so well matched. The smallness of our loss in killed and wounded arose from the enemy firing high, and our closing suddenly with them’.