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USS Constitution"s finest fight, 1815

the journal of Acting Chaplain Assheton Humphreys, US Navy
  • 103 Pages
  • 2.82 MB
  • English
Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. of America , Mount Pleasant, S.C
Humphreys, Asheton Y. -- Diaries., Constitution (Frigate), Chaplains, Military -- United States -- Diaries., United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Naval operations, American., United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Personal narrat


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Statementedited by Tyrone G. Martin.
GenreDiaries., Personal narratives.
ContributionsMartin, Tyrone G.
LC ClassificationsE360 .H84 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 103 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6791859M
ISBN 101877853607
LC Control Number00055989

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Get this from a library. The USS Constitution's finest fight, the journal of Acting Chaplain Assheton Humphreys, US Navy. [Asheton Y Humphreys; Tyrone G Martin] -- "On 17 DecemberCaptain Charles Stewart slipped past the Royal Navy's blockade of Boston and sailed his ship on a sweep through the Atlantic Ocean, capturing merchantmen as he went.

[3] USS Constitution Log, 21 Feb.24, MicrofilmNARA. [4] Joslin, “Naval Asylum.” [5] George Douglas to First Secretary of the Admiralty, 22 Feb.ADM 1/, National Archives,UK.

[6] The Letterbook of Pardon Mawney Whipple,USS Constitution Museum collection. The Author(s) USS Constitution Museum. USS Constitution escapes from a British Squadron, July On 5 Julya few weeks after the beginning of the War ofthe U.S.

Frigate Constitution, commanded by Captain Isaac Hull, departed Annapolis, Maryland, with a new crew. She sailed out of the Chesapeake Bay on 12 July, en route to New York.

Introduction The USS Constitution has now graced the United States with her service for more than two hundred years. Authorized by Congress inbuilt inand launched inConstitution saw action in one undeclared war and two official wars and was a powerful arm of the United States military capable of carrying American firepower to distant parts of the globe.

Let. USS Constitution - formerly IX 21, formerly OLD CONSTITUTION, formerly CONSTITUTION - The oldest commissioned warship in the U.S. Navy Nickname: Old Ironsides. The USS CONSTITUTION was the first ship commissioned by the U.S.

Navy. Throughout her entire service life she was never boarded by hostile forces. USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned ship in the United States Navy. Naval officers and crew still serve aboard her.

The Navy operates the ship as a historic site in cooperation with the National Park Service. The Naval History and Heritage Command, Detachment Boston, is housed in Building 24 and is responsible for the maintenance.

Shortly, after Christmas,Constitution was sailing in the Atlantic just off the coast of Brazil. On the morning of 29 December, sails were sighted on the horizon, and Constitution's new captain, William Bainbridge, altered course to investigate.

The ship proved to be HMS Java, a frigate similar to Guerriere. Both frigates stood for each other and cleared their decks for. USS Constitution Museum collection] Unfortunately, the Hercules figurehead had a very short life. On Septemwhile on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea, USS Constitution and USS President collided, causing great damage to Constitution ’s bow, or as Sailing Master Nathaniel Haraden noted in his log book, “our figure head broken to.

February 20 USS Constitution Fights On.

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Posted on Febru On February 20the USS Constitution captures the HMS Cyane and HMS Levant after a sea battle in the mid-Atlantic near Madeira Levant was later recaptured by the British, as the Constitution escaped the pursuing British fleet.

The fight began at once, and. U. Constitution's Finest Fight, The Journal of Acting Chaplain Assheton Humphreys, U. Navy A lively journal account by a crew member of the USS 's most successful war cruise towards the end of the War ofPublish your book with B&: Tyrone G.

Martin. USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat.

She was launched inone of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of and the third constructed. The name "Constitution" was among ten names submitted to Builder: Edmund Hartt's Shipyard.

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USS Constitution and the War of During the winter ofRodgers supervised a major overhaul of the ship until passing command to Hull, now a captain, in June After a cruise to Europe inConstitution was in the Chesapeake Bay when news arrived that the War of had begun.

USS Constitution was one of six frigates authorized for construction by an act of Congress inwas one for the formidable opponents for ships of the time. The Royal Navy had been building frigates for about a half century by the time the U.

Navy was created in the late s. In those years, the type had grown gradually in size until the latest standard RN unit was a gunner armed primarily with pounder long guns.

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USS Guerriere was the first frigate built in the United States since The name came from a fast gun British frigate captured and destroyed in a half-hour battle by USS Constitution on 19 August This victory was one of the United States' first in the War of She was built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard under the supervision of Joseph and Francis issioned: 19 December The USS Constitution was given the affectionate nickname "Old Ironsides".

There is only a handful of endearing ships that have belonged to the US Navy and this ship, this magnificent ship, tops that list. Large and swift, she commanded the sea during the early 's and is one of the only ships from that era still. The United States Constitution was founded many years ago and it established a system in which the United States government serves the U.S.

citizens. USS Constitution, escaping from the British fleet off the coast of New Jersey, J ; detail of a painting by F.C. Muller. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy; When in the ship was condemned as unseaworthy and recommended for breaking up, public sentiment was aroused by Oliver Wendell Holmes’s poem “ Old Ironsides.” The ship was preserved, its rebuilding was provided.

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The USS Constitution Museum, which was established inEnjoy a relaxed stroll to the places that played a key role in the fight for independence, including the Old State House, Old South Meeting House, Faneuil Hall, Boston Common, and more.

If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a /5(K). The USS Constitution Museum proudly presents Men of Iron, a brand new book developed by researchers of the recounts the lives and experiences of Constitution's crew during the War of This beautifully arranged and carefully researched book features dozens of photographs of paintings, artifacts, and letters - many of which reside at the Constitution.

She was made from live oak, she was relatively new, and she had the thickness of scantlings of a gun ship of the line of twenty years before.

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She was essentially a frigate in name only, large enough to carry twenty-four pounders on her gun deck. Fear would not be accurate, but concern and consternation would be. The Constitution was one of three frigates built pursuant to an act of Congress passed in A great deal of deliberation went into the design criteria, resulting in very power.

This is the description of USS Franklin from Journal of Hezekiah Loomis: a frigate of 74 guns, launched with bowsprit, drawing forward and aft. When equipped for sea her lower deck ports amidships were within 4 feet of the water. In commission, ; Commissioned: before 14 October The Constitution endured hard battles, led chases that went at only 15 miles per hour, fought against Barbary pirates and more, but the hardest battle she’s one was against time.

At the turn of the 20 th century, the Navy had already built a hideous house like structure on her decks and left her to nearly rot in a shipyard, but far worse, they proposed sending her out to sea to be used.

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Customize your uss constitution print with hundreds of different frames and mats, if desired. In Marchthe USS Constitution became one of the first naval ships commissioned by the United States government.

Also known as "Old Ironsides", its construction was a reactionary measure to the Barbary Pirate attacks on U.S. vessels near North Africa. The ship was named by President George Washington.

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Each museum-quality uss constitution framed print may be customized with hundreds of different frame and mat options. Our uss constitution framed art prints ship within 48 hours, arrive ready-to-hang, and include a day money-back guarantee.After her fight with the Java, the Constitution had a long, weary rest.

The ship was much rotten in her timbers, and she was brought home and rebuilt. Then the ship went sailing again, under Captain Charles Stewart, but it was more than two years after her last battle before she had another chance to show what sort of a fighter she was.Premiering inthe film dramatically conveys the story of the USS Constitution at the Battle of Tripoli.

Filmed in magnascope, an early version of widescreen, it follows the adventures of a young man—known only as “the boy”—desperate to join the the Constitution‘s crew.