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USN 903314 The U.S. Frigate USS PRESIDENT Capturing the British Schooner HMS HIGHFLYER, September 1813

The U.S. Frigate USS PRESIDENT Capturing the British Schooner HMS HIGHFLYER, September 1813
Title: The U.S. Frigate USS PRESIDENT Capturing the British Schooner HMS HIGHFLYER, September 1813
Caption: On 9 September 1813, the United States frigate USS PRESIDENT, Commodore John Rodgers, on his way home after a cruise, when a little to the southward of Nantucket, fell in with the 5-gun British schooner HMS HIGHFLYER, tender to HMS SAN DOMINGO, 74 guns, commanded by Second Lieutenant William Hutchinson. By passing as a British frigate and sending a lieutenant dressed in a British uniform on board her, Commodore Rodgers succeeded in getting the book of private British signals and the stations of the different British men-of-war on the American coast. Taking his measures accordingly he was able, on the same day, to enter unobserved into the harbor of Newport, Rhode Island.
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Catalog #: USN 903314
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Original Creator: Artist, Warren (attributed)
After this Year: 1812
Before this Year: 1815
Original Medium: Watercolor Painting, BW Photo
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