The Jolly Bachelor

This picture shows his locally built 'Jolly Bachelor' in action against two pirate prahus. The incident ended with Brooke blasting one of the Prahu clean out of the water. The account of this 1843 - campaign was later published by Keppel in his book: The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the Suppression of Piracy



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