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    Default HMS Java Vs. USS Constitutuion 208th Anniversary

    December 29 marks the 208th anniversary of the naval engagement between the HMS Java and the USS Constitution. Here are some links from the Constitution Museum to commemorate this battle:

    1) On the battle itself:

    https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/ma...s-java-battle/

    2) Contemporary diagram of battle drawn by "Old Ironsides" Master's Mate:

    https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/co...-and-hms-java/

    3) Objects from the museum's collections on the battle (including a hand written account of the battle by William Bainbridge) Scroll down and click on individual items for better view:

    https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/it...with-hms-java/

    Happy New Year shipmates!
    B.

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    4) Here is the USS Constitution Museum's Historian at Home YouTube series item on the Java - Constitution battle :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMXQbEvKjUk

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    He posts some nice stuff on YouTube. I've seen some of his coverage before. Thanks for sharing!
    "It's not the towering sails, but the unseen wind that moves a ship."
    –English Proverb

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    Yes indeed Bill. Thank you for bringing all this information on the US navy to our attention. it is most useful as I come to grips with building my American squadron.
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    Thank you for sharing those resources, Bill. The USS Constitution Museum is a tremendous archive.

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