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USS Constitution Escaping British Fleet

The Constitution pulled by five boats while firing at the persuing British ships
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; By Frank Muller; C. 1910; Unframed Dimensions 38H X 50W
Accession #: 07-217-A
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On 18 July 1812 the frigate Constitution mistakenly fell in with a powerful British squadron off New Jersey.  For two days Captain Isaac Hull masterfully used every method at his disposal to outsail the enemy.  In this scene sailors in the ship’s boats tow the frigate away from her pursuers.

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