I think your best source (including the database) for information regarding the "Shipping Series" is Coysh & Henrywood's Dictionary I, pp. 334-336. I quote the first paragraph: "Hayden in his book CHATS ON ENGLISH EARTHENWARE (p. 341) illustrated a dish with a view of a naval engagement between two frigates. He attributed the dish to Rogers and described the scene as 'the Naval Fight between the Chesapeake and Shannon'. Since then over seventy years have passed and no definite evidence has been produced to support the attribution to Rogers. Moreover, despite the fact that later authors have repeated his description of the scene, the battle was not between the Chesapeak and Shannon."
The authors go on to give an illustration of the Source Print of the battle between "Blanche" and "LaPique" as well as many other scenes from the series with more descriptive information. Please read attributions from some of the older books carefully. Authors may be stating the name of their best guess as to who made a particular pattern, but unless you see a copy of the mark that is on the piece, please be skeptical about the attribution.
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