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Naval History and Heritage Command

The U.S. Frigate Constitution …Captured His B.M. Frigate Guerriere

The ship on the right is broadside to the ship on the left, which is demasted and smoking
Description: Engraving, By Thomas Gimbrede, 1812, Framed Dimensions 9H X 11W
Accession #: 73-037-A
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This broadside was published in New York City a month after the battle.  It emphasizes the remarkable brevity of the battle with the words “In 30 Minutes” printed on the ribbon in the beak of the eagle emblem below the image.

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