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The 'San Ildefonso' captured by HMS 'Defence'
This is a plate from 'The Naval Chronicle', 1806, subsequently extracted and hand-coloured. It shows the day after the Battle of Trafalgar, with the captured and dismasted Spanish 'San Ildefonso' on the right and on the left her captor, the 'Defence', riding at anchor in the wake of the post-battle storm near Cadiz, with other ships wrecked on the coast around Rota in the distance. (The old pencil identification, lower right, identifying the scene as concerning the Battle of I June 1794 is wrong.)
John Theophilus Lee (artist)
Original size: 146 mm x 228 mm
- Image reference: PU5735
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London