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The Yankey Torpedo  ca. 1813

The Yankey Torpedo ca. 1813

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…

Jack in a White Squall, Amongst Breakers - on the Lee Shore of St. Catherines

Jack in a White Squall, Amongst Breakers - on the Lee Shore of St. Catherines

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat)  Hand-coloured etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Hand-coloured etching

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 Noble Smugglers Blown up by Mr Brougham & the Congreve Rockets! or the Sham Ordnance Stores brought to Light

The Noble Smugglers Blown up by Mr Brougham & the Congreve Rockets! or the Sham Ordnance Stores brought to Light

An Enquiry after Stretchit in Gloucestershire or the Sailors Reply

An Enquiry after Stretchit in Gloucestershire or the Sailors Reply

A Sailor's Will.  ca. 1805

A Sailor's Will. ca. 1805

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat).  1805 Hand-coloured etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 1805 Hand-coloured etching

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