May 25, 2017

Town and Fort of Acapulco, on the West Coast of Mexico, with English and French Squadrons Lying in the Harbor, 1862

Great Britain deployed five ships to the port of Acapulco in case a squadron was needed to support France or Spain. Great Britain had received claims from these countries about a potential need for force against Mexico due to political tension.
The Illustrated London News, 12 July 1862. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries.

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