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Captain Robert Faulknor (1763-1795), English naval officer, killed while endeavouring to lash the bowsprit of French frigate 'Pique' to capstan of his vessel 'Blanche', off Guadeloupe. During the fierce engagement the captain of the 'Pique' also was mortally wounded. The crew of the 'Blanche' finally managed to capture the 'Pique'. Engraving.

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Captain Robert Faulknor (1763-1795), English naval officer, killed while endeavouring to lash the bowsprit of French frigate 'Pique' to capstan of his vessel 'Blanche', off Guadeloupe. During the fierce engagement the captain of the 'Pique' also was mortally wounded.  The crew of the 'Blanche' finally managed to capture the 'Pique'.  Engraving.