National Geographic : 1941 Jan
Photograph by Edwin L.Wisherd Historic Diamond Rock Rises from the Sea Southwest of Martinique "LikeaLittle Haystack" Now visited only by fishermen, the rock was the scene of a heroic exploit in 1804, when the English were attacking the island. English sailors hoisted cannon to the summit and harassed French ships as they passed to and from the harbor of Fort-de-France, then named FortRoyal. Repeated efforts todislodge the small force were gallantly repelled. The English dubbed the stronghold "His Majesty's Ship Diamond Rock."