Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
JCB Archive of Early American Images
Accession number:
29875
Record number:
29875-5
JCB call number:
D789 J69H1
Image title:
Destruction of the Randolph Frigate.
Place image published:
[London]
Image publisher:
[E. Newbery]
Image date:
[1789]
Image function:
plate; following p. 126
Technique:
engraving
Image dimension height:
11.2 cm.
Image dimension width:
7 cm.
Page dimension height:
13.7 cm.
Page dimension width:
8.2 cm.
Materials medium:
ink
Materials support:
paper
Languages:
English
Description:
Shipwreck or scene of naval warfare. Three men hold onto the mast of a sinking ship.
Source creator:
Johnson, R. (Richard), 1733 or 1734-1793
Source Title:
The history of North America ... By the Rev. Mr. Cooper
Source place of publication:
London
Source publisher:
Printed for E. Newbery, the Corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard
Source date:
1789
notes:
The American frigate, Randolph, was the first frigate launched for the American navy. In 1778, she engaged the British navy ship of the line, Yarmouth, off Barbados. Vastly outgunned by the more powerful British, the Randolph sank on March 7, 1778, when a cannon shot probably pierced her powder magazine causing her to explode with the loss of all on board save four.
Time Period:
1751-1800
Subject Area:
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
geographic area:
Caribbean Islands
Subject headings:
Shipwrecks; United States--History--Rev olution, 1775-1783--Naval operations
References:
Provenance/Donor:
Acquired in 1946.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912

Destruction of the Randolph Frigate.