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The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Artist: Nicholas Pocock

The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Artist: Nicholas Pocock


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The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Artist: Nicholas Pocock

The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Commanded by Lord Cochrane (1775-1860), the British brig HMS Speedy captured the much larger Spanish frigate Gamo off Barcelona on 6 May 1801. From Old Naval Prints, by Charles N. Robinson & Geoffrey Holme. [The Studio Limited, London, 1924]

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Audacious Brig Capture Capturing Cochrane Earl Of Earl Of Dundonald French Revolutionary Wars Frigate Georgian Lord Mediterranean Sea Naval Battle Nicholas Nicholas Pocock Pocock Royal Navy Sea Battle Aquatint Dundonald Lord Cochrane Naval Warfare Thomas Cochrane Warship


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The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802

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is a captivating print that showcases the remarkable naval victory of Lord Cochrane and his British brig HMS Speedy over the larger Spanish frigate Gamo. Painted by Nicholas Pocock, this artwork beautifully captures the intensity and audacity of this historic battle. In this scene, we witness the clash between two mighty vessels amidst the vastness of the Mediterranean Sea. The vibrant colors bring to life every detail of these majestic ships as they engage in fierce combat. The British flag proudly flies atop HMS Speedy, symbolizing their determination to protect their country's interests. Lord Cochrane's strategic brilliance shines through as he fearlessly leads his crew into battle against all odds. This print serves as a testament to his exceptional leadership skills and unwavering courage in times of war. The significance of this event cannot be overstated - it represents not only a triumph for Britain but also a blow to Spanish dominance on the seas during this period. It stands as an enduring symbol of naval warfare in the 19th century and highlights the pivotal role played by skilled commanders like Lord Cochrane. As we admire "The Speedy and El Gamo" we are transported back in time to witness a momentous chapter in history where bravery met skill on treacherous waters. This print serves as a reminder of our rich maritime heritage and pays homage to those who fought valiantly for their nations' glory.

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