Explosion on the USS Princeton

This is a lithographic print by Nathaniel Currier depicting the "Awful explosion of the 'peace-maker' on board the U.S. Steam Frigate, Princeton, on Wednesday, 28th Feb. 1844." Some of those present are identified below the image, including (from left): Mr. Wilkins; Mr. Perrine; Lieutenant Hunt; Representative Virgil Maxcy, of Maryland; Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur; Captain Beverly Kennon, Chief of the Bureau of Construction, Equipment and Repair; Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer; Captain Robert F. Stockton; Sailors; Senator Phelps and Senator Thomas Hart Benton. Maxcy, Upshur, Kennon and Gilmer were among those killed. Stockton and Benton were among the injured.

Date:
1844
Original Format:
Fine Print Illustration
Item#:
10.031
Height:
2049px
Width:
2945px
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