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Constitution's Escape from the British Squadron after a Chase of Sixty Hours

A fleet of the British sailing ships are chasing a US frigate being pulled by boats
Description: Engraving; By W. Hoogland after Michele Felice Corné; 1815; Framed Dimensions 11H X 14W
Accession #: 2008-058-0739
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This image features the attempt to tow Constitution out of firing range.  Maximum range for canon at this period was 1800 feet, though their effective range was only about 300 feet.

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • War of 1812 1812-1815
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