Capt. Trollope in the 'Glatton', of 54 Carronades Engaging a French Squadron of 8 Ships of war carrying 230 guns
Coloured mezzotint entitled 'Capt. Trollope in the Glatton, of 54 Carronades Engaging a French Squadron of 8 Ships of war carrying 230 guns. At the commencement of this brilliant action which was fought of Helvoet on the 16th July 1796. Captain Strangways who commanded the Marines received a bad wound in the thigh from a musket ball, who after he had it dressed and a tourniquet put on, bravely insisted on coming to his quarters again, where he remained encouraging his men until actually fainting from loss of blood, Captn. Trollope to save his life was obliged to order him to be carried down again. Of this wound he died some months later.' The other casualty was Strangways's corporal, also wounded in the thigh. Henry Ludlow Strangways (his surname is variously spelt) wears the marine officers uniform introduced in 1787. The officer to his right, Captain Henry Trollope, is ordering him to leave the deck. The print illustrates a tradition of exemplary death in battle. Strangways does not die instantaneously but remains at his post doing his duty.
Original size: 575 mm x 705 mm
- Image reference: PT2247
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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