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USS Chesapeake

A portside view of the Chesapeake under full sails with a calm sea at sunset
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; By Frank Muller; C. 1910; Framed Dimensions 32H X 49W
Accession #: 44-006-F
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As one of the first six frigates constructed specifically for the US Navy, the ship was launched in 1799.  During a battle with HMS Shannon during the War of 1812, Captain Lawrence uttered the immortal words “Don’t Give Up the Ship.”  


Document Type
  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • War of 1812 1812-1815
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  • NHHC