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Commodore MacDonnough's Victory

Pattern Category: Naval and Marine

Series: Shell Border, Irregular or Grotto-Shaped Center

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Diameter: 9.25 inches


This plate is an example of Enoch Wood's design of placing the title of the view within the design.  This was a determinative battle on Lake Champlain. Shortly after the battle began, Downie was killed and MacDonnough knocked unconscious, but only for a short while. Manned by inexperienced crews, the British fleet had trouble dealing with the winds in the bay. After two hours, nearly every vessel had sustained serious damage including both MacDonnough's flagship Saratoga and the British flagship Confiance.