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Jacob Bell 1863

Postby john sefton » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:05 pm

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"Destruction of the Clipper Ship 'Jacob Bell' by the British Pirate 'Florida.'"

Line engraving from Harper's Weekly, January-June 1863, page 189. It is signed "G. Perkins" in the lower left.
The merchant ship Jacob Bell was in the West Indies, bound from Foochow, China, to New York, with a valuable cargo when she was captured by CSS Florida on 12 February 1863. She was burned the next day.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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