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USS Constitution vs HMS Java

Constitution on the right is firing into a demasted Java on the left
Description: Print; By Nicholas Pocock after Buchanan; Dimensions Unknown
Accession #: 80-192-B
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Printed below the image "Plate 2. Dedicated by permission the right honorable the lord commissioners of the admiralty. The Java as appeared at 35 min past 4 P.M. after having sustained several raking broadsides from the Constitution whilst closely engaging her until she became a perfect wreck, the main mast alone standing, the rigging shot to pieces, the main yard in the slings. The Constitution making sail and getting out of gunshot."

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Wars & Conflicts
  • War of 1812 1812-1815
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