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|USS Cyane taking possession of San Diego in July 1846.
19th century painting by Carlton T. Chapman (1860-1925).
|Panting by Timothy Mark Churms of USS Cyane off Monterey, CA. in 1846 during the Mexican-American War.
|USS Cyane shelling San Juan Del Norte, Nicaragua for retaliation for actions against American citizens there. 13 July 1854.
from the French magazine "L'Illustration", 1854.
|Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont (September 27, 1803 - June 23, 1865). A member of the prominent Du Pont family; he was the only member of his generation to use a capital D. He served prominently during the Mexican-American War (commanding USS Cyane) and the Civil War, was superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, and made significant contributions to the modernization of the U.S. Navy.
Portrait of Samuel Francis Du Pont, 1867-68 by Daniel Huntington.
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