American war of 1812 pearlware plate printed with the Hornet sinking the Peacock, circa 1815

The sinking of HMS Peacock was a naval action fought off the mouth of the Demerara River, Guyana on 24 February 1813, between the sloop of war USS Hornet and the Cruizer-class brig-sloop HMS Peacock. After an exchange of broadsides, Hornet was able to rake Peacock, forcing her to strike. Peacock was so badly damaged that she sank shortly after surrendering.

Diameter: 8 ½”

Condition: Hairline to the rim