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Dos 74s slugging a cabo fuera de Brest 21 de de abril de 1798 Los franceses Hércules (l) y los británicos Marte . El Hércules fue capturado.

John Christian Schetky (British, The furious action between H. Mars and the French Hercule off Brest on April 1798

Britain's first WMD: An Elizabethan cannon that could punch a hole in solid oak

It may appear primitive, but this cannon marks the point when Britannia began to rule the waves.

A collaboration between naval historian Brian Lavery and marine painter Geoff Hunt.

A collaboration between naval historian Brian Lavery and marine painter Geoff Hunt.

Geoff Hunt Print - “Dispatches For Admiral Thornton" Ships and Vessels of Captain Aubrey's Navy. In this Mediterranean scene we see the frigate HMS Surprise arriving with dispatches for Admiral Thornton, flying his flag in the massive 110-gun HMS Ocean. Both ships are hove-to, allowing boats to shuttle between them. The Mediterranean is sometimes far from being a peaceful sea, particularly in winter; and rainsqualls are sweeping over the fleet. -- on ScrimshawGallery.com #GeoffHunt #Aubrey…

Geoff Hunt Print - “Dispatches For Admiral Thornton" Ships and Vessels of…

From left to right - HMS Leopard, HMS Surprise, HMS Bellona and HMS Sophie.

Captain Jack Aubrey commanded many ships during his career as described in O'Brian's novels.

Francis Holman: The Frigate 'Surprise' at Anchor off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (ca. 1775)

The Frigate Surprise at Anchor off Great Yarmouth Norfolk by Francis Holman 1775

John Christian Schetky (British, 1778-1874) The furious action between H.M.S. Mars and the French '74 Hercule off Brest on 21st April 1798

John Christian Schetky (British, The furious action between H. Mars and the French Hercule off Brest on April 1798