Anguilla 1971 Naval Battle of The Saints (Les Saintes), 1782

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 30th August 1971
  • five values in a se-tenant strip (composite design)
  • Design: John Lister Ltd
  • Printed by: Format International, England
  • Printing process: lithography
  • stamp format height 43mm x width 28½mm, strip width 127mm
  • Perforations: 14 x 14


Battle fought 12th April 1782 between British and French fleets in the passage between the islands of Guadeloupe and Dominica, close to the minor islands known as Les Saintes
The design is based on contemporary depictions of the battle, showing late stages of the engagement after the British fleet had broken the French line, and with the French ship Hector sinking (right hand stamp)


strip of five