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The Yankey Torpedo  ca. 1813

The Yankey Torpedo ca. 1813

Print | S. W. Fores | V Search the Collections ca. 1807

Print | S. W. Fores | V Search the Collections ca. 1807

An Irish Pilot or Steering by Chance, no 175

An Irish Pilot or Steering by Chance, no 175

Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

E-s (artist), Thomas Legg (publisher), The Yankey Torpedo (November 1813), National Maritime Museum This caricature was inspired by the invention of the torpedo by American engineer Robert Fulton, used to devastating effect against the British during the War of 1812 (1812-15). The torpedo is represented by the immeasurable terror of a horrific sea monster, the Devil, and Death. A defiant Jack Tar presents his bottom to the threat, inviting his enemy to "kiss my–tafferal" (part of a ship's…

E-s (artist), Thomas Legg (publisher), The Yankey Torpedo (November 1813), National Maritime Museum This caricature was inspired by the invention of the torpedo by American engineer Robert Fulton, used to devastating effect against the British during the War of 1812 (1812-15). The torpedo is represented by the immeasurable terror of a horrific sea monster, the Devil, and Death. A defiant Jack Tar presents his bottom to the threat, inviting his enemy to "kiss my–tafferal" (part of a ship's…

Makeing a Compass at Sea or the Use of a Scotch house

Makeing a Compass at Sea or the Use of a Scotch house

The Use of a Gentleman or Patronage for the Admiralty

The Use of a Gentleman or Patronage for the Admiralty

The Welch Sailor's Mistake or Tars in Conversation

The Welch Sailor's Mistake or Tars in Conversation

An English sailor at a French Eating House   ca. 1805

An English sailor at a French Eating House ca. 1805

Nautical Politeness or British Sailors perusing the Dispatches from Cadiz

Nautical Politeness or British Sailors perusing the Dispatches from Cadiz

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