View of the English Squadron commanded by Admiral Barrington and transports in the Cul de Sac (St.

Lucia).... December 16th 1778. Commemorates Admiral Barrington's capture of this strategically significant West Indian island in the American War.


Admiral the Hon Samuel Barrington; (1729-1800) Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham who presented it to Greenwich Hospital, 1824; returned circa 1853 to Barrington family; by descent to 11th Viscount Barrington; Right Reverend PHB Alderson.

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