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Constitution’s Escape From the British Squadron After a Chace Of Sixty Hours

A fleet of the British flagged sailing ships are chasing a U.S. flagged ship 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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