The USS Chesapeake was stopped by the British ship, HMS Leopard, to search for runaways. The British tried to remove 4 sailors, but the American's refused. Then the British set fire on the American boat which killed 3 and wounded 18. The American's surrendered due to not being ready for this situation. The British still removed the 4 sailors leaving the American's outraged. The visual shows the American boat, USS Chesapeake, getting attacked by the British vessel on the seas.