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Action between HMS 'Hydra' and the 'Furet', 27 February 1806

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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A scene showing the action on 27th February 1806, between the British 38-gun frigate 'Hydra' and the French brig 'Furet'. Following their defeat at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805, four French frigates and the 'Furet' escaped to Cadiz where they remained until February 1806. To entice them out, Vice-Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood withdrew his heavy ships out to sea leaving only the frigate 'Hydra' and the sloop 'Moselle', 18 guns, in close blockade.

National Maritime Museum



after 1806


oil on canvas on board


H 46 x W 60 cm

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