HMS Sophie vs. The Cacafuego aka
The Action and Capture of the Spanish Xebeque Frigate El Gamo by Clarkson Frederick Stanfield (3 December 1793 – 18 May 1867)
Painting depicting the capture of the Spanish xebec frigate El Gamo on 6 May,1801 off the coast of Barcelona by the Royal Navy brig HMS Speedy commanded by Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald.
Painted for Commander Ricketts RN who served as midshipman in the action.
O’Brian readers must wonder if this Commander Ricketts’ father was the purser on the Speedy.