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Captain Nicholas Biddle, (painting)

Peale, C. W.
Biddle, Nicholas
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 25
An American naval officer, was born in Philadelphia in 1750. He entered the British fleet in 1770. At the commencement of hostilities between the colonies and the mother country, he returned to Philadelphia, obtained the captaincy of the brig Andrew Dorin, and towards the close of 1776, received the command of the Randolph, a new frigate of 32 guns, with which he soon captured a Jamaica fleet of 4 sail. He fell in with the royal line of battle ship Yarmouth, Captain Vincent, of 64 guns, on the 7th March, 1778, off Barbadoes, and after an action of 20 minutes, perished with all his crew, (315 men,) except four, by the blowing up of the ship. [Pp. 9-10.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.
Portrait male
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AECI 01930025
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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