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Painting depicting Constitution's "great escape," 17-19 July 1812.
United States Frigate Constitution Chased by a British Fleet. Oil on copper by J. Font Mahan, 1841. Depicts the “great escape” of Constitution, 17-19 July 1812, off the coast of New Jersey. Courtesy Navy Art Collection.
Published:Fri Apr 14 07:51:14 EDT 2017