HMS "Guerriere" was a 38-gun fifth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. By this accident to her opponent, the Constitution would have quickly ranged ahead: but, luffing up, she quickly placed herself in an admiral position on the Guerrière's larboard bow. Fifteen men were killed, including the second lieutenant, Mr Henry Ready; six mortally wounded, 39 severely and eighteen slightly wounded. By this point "Guerrière" was carrying 50 guns, to the "Blanche"’s 46.

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The Constitution, having by the evening repaired her principal damages, ( all three masts are represented to have been wounded,) made sail from the spot of her achievement, and on the 30th anchored in the harbour of Boston. They managed to clear the wreckage but while they were rolling with the main deck guns under water, the enemy came within pistol range to rake them. After being captured she had been sailed to Charlestown, where she had been refitted. She often exceeded her rating with up to fifty guns. "Guerrière" was despatched from Lorient on 28 March 1806 in company with the frigates "Revanche" and "Syrène", and the brig-corvette "Néarque", with orders to attack and destroy British and Russian whalers in the Arctic, off Greenland. The Java Sea expedition also explored the wreck site of the British heavy cruiser HMS Exeter, one of five Allied warships sunk during the Second Battle of the Java Sea in March 1942. Captain Dacres, much to his honour, praised captain Hull and hid officers for their treatment of the Guerrière's men; but, after he had despatched his official letter, captain Dacres found he had been premature in his acknowledgements: in fact, the American officers used every art it inveigle the British crew into their service, eight Englishmen, however, were all that remained in the United States; and but two of those entered on board the Constitution. This, in falling, carried away the rotten main mast. In July 1808, the master of an American brig claimed the protection of a convoy from Jamaica, which was being escorted by the 64-gun HMS "Veteran". George Washington reluctantly paid the ransom for the crews, but that was not the end of the story. Not only would the Americans settle the hash of the pirates, those ships would remain in service for many years and fight France in the “Quasi-war,” and the British in the War of 1812. Upcoming Events *The first Guerriere was a 74 gun third rate ship of the line, originally the French ship Peuple Souverain , captured on 2 July 1798 at the Battle of the Nile.… …   Wikipedia, USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere partof=the War of 1812 caption=Painting of combat between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere by Michel Felice Corne (1752 1845) date=August 19, 1812 place=Atlantic Ocean… …   Wikipedia, HMS Amfitrite (1804) — HMS Amfitrite was a 38 gun fifth rate frigate of the Royal Navy. His ship was sinking, so the crew was taken off by the Americans and the ship set ablaze till it …

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It being utterly in vain to contend any longer, the Guerrière fired a lee gun, and hauled down the union jack from the stump of her mizen-mast. He nevertheless continued to close and tested the Frenchmen's resolve with a broadside. and nineteen boys, the Guerrière had her second lieutenant, (Henry Ready,) eleven seamen, and three marines killed, her Captain, (severely,) first Lieutenant, (slightly,) master, two master's mates, one midshipman, forty-three seamen, thirteen marine, and one boy wounded; total fifteen killed and sixty-three wounded, six of the latter mortally, thirty-nine severely, eighteen slightly. Many of the French crew had been ill below decks during the engagement.

either that the Guerrière's people knew not the range of their guns, or that the powder they were using was of an inferior quality: both causes, indeed, might have co-operated in producing the discreditable result. * British Public Record Office, Admiralty 1/502, Part 4, 541-45. Dacres wrote a report of the action to the commander of the North American Station ,Vice-Admiral Herbert Sawyer. One of those vessels, the USS Constitution, is still an active, commissioned Naval warship — the oldest in the world. OK, Liste historischer Schiffe der Royal Navy. After being taken, she was found to be HMS "Barbara", which had been captured by the French privateer "General Ernouf" on 17 September 1807. The court also found that the masts going overboard was due more to their defective nature than the fire of the enemy. In March of 1794 Congress authorized the building of six frigates, the real beginning of the United States Navy. After a raking fire that brought down the main yard of Dacres’ ship, they swung around in such a manner that the British could only use her bow guns while the Constitution fired broadsides. The forts defending the port opened fire on the "Culloden", but she continued to engage the "Guerrière", until almost within the port, at which point she hauled off and returned to the squadron. Pechell stayed with the "Guerriere" until July 1811, when he returned to his previous ship, HMS "Cleopatra". The mainmast and foremast “fell by the board”. Event Speakers During the afternoon of 19 August 1812, Latitude 40.20 N and Longitude 55.00 West about 400 miles S.E. Samuel Grant, master's mate commanding the forecastle, was badly wounded and at about the same time Robert Scott, the master, was shot through the knee and the Captain severely wounded. Landmark Events Blog The "Guerriere" was too badly damaged to take in, so as soon as the wounded had been taken out, she was set on fire by her captors, and the "Constitution" returned to Boston, Massachusetts. Stay informed about upcoming events and enjoy timely and interesting articles!

Articles William J. At three quarters past four the Guerrière hoisted hers, and at fifty minutes past four opened her starboard broadside at the Constitution; then filled, wore, and on coming round on the larboard tack, fired her larboard guns, "her shot", says Captain Hull, "falling short;" a proof. Before nightfall he had discerned that the ships were enemies, but heavy fog made it impossible to determine their disposition until just after midday on 31 August, where it became clear that one of them was a 74 gunner, and together were more than a match for the "Boadicea". She won a noteworthy naval victory on June 1, 1813, during the latter conflict, against the American… …   Wikipedia, HMS Guerriere — Die USS Constitution besiegt die HMS Guerriere Geschichte Typ Segelfregatte …   Deutsch Wikipedia, HMS Guerrière — Two ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Guerriere , the French for warlike . The result of such a contest caused one-third of the British seamen to fall dead or wounded and the entire ship turned into a floating wreck. A court-martial was held on board HMS "Africa" at Halifax on 2 October. The two ships were clear of each other when "Guerriere's" fore and main-masts went over the side leaving her an unmanageable wreck. As well may be conceived, Captain Hull was greeted with applause by his government, accompanied by a present of fifty thousand dollars. There is one circumstance, also, which has greatly contributed to mislead the judgement of the public in deciding upon the merits of this and its succeeding fellow-actions: a belief, grounded on the official accounts, that British frigates, of the Guerrière's class, had frequently captured French frigates, carrying 24-pounders on the main deck.
They found that the enemy was the heavy frigate USS "Constitution" under Captain Isaac Hull armed with thirty 24-pounders on the main deck, twenty-four 32-pounders and two bored out 18-pounders on the upper deck. Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812: "She Fell in the Sea a Perfect Wreck" Oil on canvas, 32" x 48", by Michel Felice Corne (1752-1845), depicting the dismasted Guerriere firing a gun to the unengaged side to signify her surrender. The "Guerrière" was commissioned into the Navy, after a repair and refit which brought her to 48 guns. Captain Hull ran the Constitution “within pistol shot range” and the two ships exchanged broadsides for fifteen minutes. At daylight, on the day succeeding the action, the American prize-master hailed the Constitution, to say that the Guerrière had four feet water in the hold, and was in a sinking condition. Lieutenant Kent was wounded by a splinter early on. Some of the English cannonballs bounced off the oaken hull of the American ship, causing one sailor to shout that her sides were made of iron! ISBN 0-85177-252-8. When the enemy hoisted American colours, Captain Dacres permitted the Americans in his crew to quit their guns.

He was replaced by Captain James Richard Dacres, and in April 1811, she sailed for the Halifax Station. Launched in 1797, the 44-gun frigate was built to beat any other frigate of France or Britain, and outrun ships of the line. Captain Dacres struck his colors.

At length the two ships got clear, and the Guerrière comimg-to a little, was able to bring a few of her foremost guns to bear; some of the wads of which set fire to the Constitution's cabin. {{ links." />
HMS "Guerriere" was a 38-gun fifth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. By this accident to her opponent, the Constitution would have quickly ranged ahead: but, luffing up, she quickly placed herself in an admiral position on the Guerrière's larboard bow. Fifteen men were killed, including the second lieutenant, Mr Henry Ready; six mortally wounded, 39 severely and eighteen slightly wounded. By this point "Guerrière" was carrying 50 guns, to the "Blanche"’s 46.

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The Constitution, having by the evening repaired her principal damages, ( all three masts are represented to have been wounded,) made sail from the spot of her achievement, and on the 30th anchored in the harbour of Boston. They managed to clear the wreckage but while they were rolling with the main deck guns under water, the enemy came within pistol range to rake them. After being captured she had been sailed to Charlestown, where she had been refitted. She often exceeded her rating with up to fifty guns. "Guerrière" was despatched from Lorient on 28 March 1806 in company with the frigates "Revanche" and "Syrène", and the brig-corvette "Néarque", with orders to attack and destroy British and Russian whalers in the Arctic, off Greenland. The Java Sea expedition also explored the wreck site of the British heavy cruiser HMS Exeter, one of five Allied warships sunk during the Second Battle of the Java Sea in March 1942. Captain Dacres, much to his honour, praised captain Hull and hid officers for their treatment of the Guerrière's men; but, after he had despatched his official letter, captain Dacres found he had been premature in his acknowledgements: in fact, the American officers used every art it inveigle the British crew into their service, eight Englishmen, however, were all that remained in the United States; and but two of those entered on board the Constitution. This, in falling, carried away the rotten main mast. In July 1808, the master of an American brig claimed the protection of a convoy from Jamaica, which was being escorted by the 64-gun HMS "Veteran". George Washington reluctantly paid the ransom for the crews, but that was not the end of the story. Not only would the Americans settle the hash of the pirates, those ships would remain in service for many years and fight France in the “Quasi-war,” and the British in the War of 1812. Upcoming Events *The first Guerriere was a 74 gun third rate ship of the line, originally the French ship Peuple Souverain , captured on 2 July 1798 at the Battle of the Nile.… …   Wikipedia, USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere partof=the War of 1812 caption=Painting of combat between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere by Michel Felice Corne (1752 1845) date=August 19, 1812 place=Atlantic Ocean… …   Wikipedia, HMS Amfitrite (1804) — HMS Amfitrite was a 38 gun fifth rate frigate of the Royal Navy. His ship was sinking, so the crew was taken off by the Americans and the ship set ablaze till it …

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It being utterly in vain to contend any longer, the Guerrière fired a lee gun, and hauled down the union jack from the stump of her mizen-mast. He nevertheless continued to close and tested the Frenchmen's resolve with a broadside. and nineteen boys, the Guerrière had her second lieutenant, (Henry Ready,) eleven seamen, and three marines killed, her Captain, (severely,) first Lieutenant, (slightly,) master, two master's mates, one midshipman, forty-three seamen, thirteen marine, and one boy wounded; total fifteen killed and sixty-three wounded, six of the latter mortally, thirty-nine severely, eighteen slightly. Many of the French crew had been ill below decks during the engagement.

either that the Guerrière's people knew not the range of their guns, or that the powder they were using was of an inferior quality: both causes, indeed, might have co-operated in producing the discreditable result. * British Public Record Office, Admiralty 1/502, Part 4, 541-45. Dacres wrote a report of the action to the commander of the North American Station ,Vice-Admiral Herbert Sawyer. One of those vessels, the USS Constitution, is still an active, commissioned Naval warship — the oldest in the world. OK, Liste historischer Schiffe der Royal Navy. After being taken, she was found to be HMS "Barbara", which had been captured by the French privateer "General Ernouf" on 17 September 1807. The court also found that the masts going overboard was due more to their defective nature than the fire of the enemy. In March of 1794 Congress authorized the building of six frigates, the real beginning of the United States Navy. After a raking fire that brought down the main yard of Dacres’ ship, they swung around in such a manner that the British could only use her bow guns while the Constitution fired broadsides. The forts defending the port opened fire on the "Culloden", but she continued to engage the "Guerrière", until almost within the port, at which point she hauled off and returned to the squadron. Pechell stayed with the "Guerriere" until July 1811, when he returned to his previous ship, HMS "Cleopatra". The mainmast and foremast “fell by the board”. Event Speakers During the afternoon of 19 August 1812, Latitude 40.20 N and Longitude 55.00 West about 400 miles S.E. Samuel Grant, master's mate commanding the forecastle, was badly wounded and at about the same time Robert Scott, the master, was shot through the knee and the Captain severely wounded. Landmark Events Blog The "Guerriere" was too badly damaged to take in, so as soon as the wounded had been taken out, she was set on fire by her captors, and the "Constitution" returned to Boston, Massachusetts. Stay informed about upcoming events and enjoy timely and interesting articles!

Articles William J. At three quarters past four the Guerrière hoisted hers, and at fifty minutes past four opened her starboard broadside at the Constitution; then filled, wore, and on coming round on the larboard tack, fired her larboard guns, "her shot", says Captain Hull, "falling short;" a proof. Before nightfall he had discerned that the ships were enemies, but heavy fog made it impossible to determine their disposition until just after midday on 31 August, where it became clear that one of them was a 74 gunner, and together were more than a match for the "Boadicea". She won a noteworthy naval victory on June 1, 1813, during the latter conflict, against the American… …   Wikipedia, HMS Guerriere — Die USS Constitution besiegt die HMS Guerriere Geschichte Typ Segelfregatte …   Deutsch Wikipedia, HMS Guerrière — Two ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Guerriere , the French for warlike . The result of such a contest caused one-third of the British seamen to fall dead or wounded and the entire ship turned into a floating wreck. A court-martial was held on board HMS "Africa" at Halifax on 2 October. The two ships were clear of each other when "Guerriere's" fore and main-masts went over the side leaving her an unmanageable wreck. As well may be conceived, Captain Hull was greeted with applause by his government, accompanied by a present of fifty thousand dollars. There is one circumstance, also, which has greatly contributed to mislead the judgement of the public in deciding upon the merits of this and its succeeding fellow-actions: a belief, grounded on the official accounts, that British frigates, of the Guerrière's class, had frequently captured French frigates, carrying 24-pounders on the main deck.
They found that the enemy was the heavy frigate USS "Constitution" under Captain Isaac Hull armed with thirty 24-pounders on the main deck, twenty-four 32-pounders and two bored out 18-pounders on the upper deck. Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812: "She Fell in the Sea a Perfect Wreck" Oil on canvas, 32" x 48", by Michel Felice Corne (1752-1845), depicting the dismasted Guerriere firing a gun to the unengaged side to signify her surrender. The "Guerrière" was commissioned into the Navy, after a repair and refit which brought her to 48 guns. Captain Hull ran the Constitution “within pistol shot range” and the two ships exchanged broadsides for fifteen minutes. At daylight, on the day succeeding the action, the American prize-master hailed the Constitution, to say that the Guerrière had four feet water in the hold, and was in a sinking condition. Lieutenant Kent was wounded by a splinter early on. Some of the English cannonballs bounced off the oaken hull of the American ship, causing one sailor to shout that her sides were made of iron! ISBN 0-85177-252-8. When the enemy hoisted American colours, Captain Dacres permitted the Americans in his crew to quit their guns.

He was replaced by Captain James Richard Dacres, and in April 1811, she sailed for the Halifax Station. Launched in 1797, the 44-gun frigate was built to beat any other frigate of France or Britain, and outrun ships of the line. Captain Dacres struck his colors.

At length the two ships got clear, and the Guerrière comimg-to a little, was able to bring a few of her foremost guns to bear; some of the wads of which set fire to the Constitution's cabin. {{ links." />

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At half past four the Guerrière laid her main topsail to the mast, to enable the Constitution the more quickly to close. She was with the 74-gun third-rate "Duguay-Trouin" on 24 July 1803, when the latter ship was spotted by a British ship off Cape Picolet. She was renamed HMS Blanche , after spending… …   Wikipedia, Guerrière — Die USS Constitution besiegt die HMS Guerriere Geschichte Typ Segelfregatte …   Deutsch Wikipedia, HMS Culloden (1783) — HMS Culloden HMS Culloden …   Википедия, USS Constitution — 21 de julio de 1997 Banderas …   Wikipedia Español, Liste historischer Schiffe der Royal Navy — Die Liste historischer Schiffe der Royal Navy enthält Namen bekannter Schiffe, die bei der britischen Royal Navy in Dienst standen. She had previously served with the Spanish Navy, before being captured during the Napoleonic Wars and commissioned into the Royal Navy. Privacy Policy The American travelled with the convoy for part of its journey, but twenty four hours after leaving its protection, he betrayed the strength and course of the convoy to the French. Consequently, both French ships were able to escape.

HMS "Guerriere" was a 38-gun fifth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. By this accident to her opponent, the Constitution would have quickly ranged ahead: but, luffing up, she quickly placed herself in an admiral position on the Guerrière's larboard bow. Fifteen men were killed, including the second lieutenant, Mr Henry Ready; six mortally wounded, 39 severely and eighteen slightly wounded. By this point "Guerrière" was carrying 50 guns, to the "Blanche"’s 46.

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The Constitution, having by the evening repaired her principal damages, ( all three masts are represented to have been wounded,) made sail from the spot of her achievement, and on the 30th anchored in the harbour of Boston. They managed to clear the wreckage but while they were rolling with the main deck guns under water, the enemy came within pistol range to rake them. After being captured she had been sailed to Charlestown, where she had been refitted. She often exceeded her rating with up to fifty guns. "Guerrière" was despatched from Lorient on 28 March 1806 in company with the frigates "Revanche" and "Syrène", and the brig-corvette "Néarque", with orders to attack and destroy British and Russian whalers in the Arctic, off Greenland. The Java Sea expedition also explored the wreck site of the British heavy cruiser HMS Exeter, one of five Allied warships sunk during the Second Battle of the Java Sea in March 1942. Captain Dacres, much to his honour, praised captain Hull and hid officers for their treatment of the Guerrière's men; but, after he had despatched his official letter, captain Dacres found he had been premature in his acknowledgements: in fact, the American officers used every art it inveigle the British crew into their service, eight Englishmen, however, were all that remained in the United States; and but two of those entered on board the Constitution. This, in falling, carried away the rotten main mast. In July 1808, the master of an American brig claimed the protection of a convoy from Jamaica, which was being escorted by the 64-gun HMS "Veteran". George Washington reluctantly paid the ransom for the crews, but that was not the end of the story. Not only would the Americans settle the hash of the pirates, those ships would remain in service for many years and fight France in the “Quasi-war,” and the British in the War of 1812. Upcoming Events *The first Guerriere was a 74 gun third rate ship of the line, originally the French ship Peuple Souverain , captured on 2 July 1798 at the Battle of the Nile.… …   Wikipedia, USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere partof=the War of 1812 caption=Painting of combat between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere by Michel Felice Corne (1752 1845) date=August 19, 1812 place=Atlantic Ocean… …   Wikipedia, HMS Amfitrite (1804) — HMS Amfitrite was a 38 gun fifth rate frigate of the Royal Navy. His ship was sinking, so the crew was taken off by the Americans and the ship set ablaze till it …

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It being utterly in vain to contend any longer, the Guerrière fired a lee gun, and hauled down the union jack from the stump of her mizen-mast. He nevertheless continued to close and tested the Frenchmen's resolve with a broadside. and nineteen boys, the Guerrière had her second lieutenant, (Henry Ready,) eleven seamen, and three marines killed, her Captain, (severely,) first Lieutenant, (slightly,) master, two master's mates, one midshipman, forty-three seamen, thirteen marine, and one boy wounded; total fifteen killed and sixty-three wounded, six of the latter mortally, thirty-nine severely, eighteen slightly. Many of the French crew had been ill below decks during the engagement.

either that the Guerrière's people knew not the range of their guns, or that the powder they were using was of an inferior quality: both causes, indeed, might have co-operated in producing the discreditable result. * British Public Record Office, Admiralty 1/502, Part 4, 541-45. Dacres wrote a report of the action to the commander of the North American Station ,Vice-Admiral Herbert Sawyer. One of those vessels, the USS Constitution, is still an active, commissioned Naval warship — the oldest in the world. OK, Liste historischer Schiffe der Royal Navy. After being taken, she was found to be HMS "Barbara", which had been captured by the French privateer "General Ernouf" on 17 September 1807. The court also found that the masts going overboard was due more to their defective nature than the fire of the enemy. In March of 1794 Congress authorized the building of six frigates, the real beginning of the United States Navy. After a raking fire that brought down the main yard of Dacres’ ship, they swung around in such a manner that the British could only use her bow guns while the Constitution fired broadsides. The forts defending the port opened fire on the "Culloden", but she continued to engage the "Guerrière", until almost within the port, at which point she hauled off and returned to the squadron. Pechell stayed with the "Guerriere" until July 1811, when he returned to his previous ship, HMS "Cleopatra". The mainmast and foremast “fell by the board”. Event Speakers During the afternoon of 19 August 1812, Latitude 40.20 N and Longitude 55.00 West about 400 miles S.E. Samuel Grant, master's mate commanding the forecastle, was badly wounded and at about the same time Robert Scott, the master, was shot through the knee and the Captain severely wounded. Landmark Events Blog The "Guerriere" was too badly damaged to take in, so as soon as the wounded had been taken out, she was set on fire by her captors, and the "Constitution" returned to Boston, Massachusetts. Stay informed about upcoming events and enjoy timely and interesting articles!

Articles William J. At three quarters past four the Guerrière hoisted hers, and at fifty minutes past four opened her starboard broadside at the Constitution; then filled, wore, and on coming round on the larboard tack, fired her larboard guns, "her shot", says Captain Hull, "falling short;" a proof. Before nightfall he had discerned that the ships were enemies, but heavy fog made it impossible to determine their disposition until just after midday on 31 August, where it became clear that one of them was a 74 gunner, and together were more than a match for the "Boadicea". She won a noteworthy naval victory on June 1, 1813, during the latter conflict, against the American… …   Wikipedia, HMS Guerriere — Die USS Constitution besiegt die HMS Guerriere Geschichte Typ Segelfregatte …   Deutsch Wikipedia, HMS Guerrière — Two ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Guerriere , the French for warlike . The result of such a contest caused one-third of the British seamen to fall dead or wounded and the entire ship turned into a floating wreck. A court-martial was held on board HMS "Africa" at Halifax on 2 October. The two ships were clear of each other when "Guerriere's" fore and main-masts went over the side leaving her an unmanageable wreck. As well may be conceived, Captain Hull was greeted with applause by his government, accompanied by a present of fifty thousand dollars. There is one circumstance, also, which has greatly contributed to mislead the judgement of the public in deciding upon the merits of this and its succeeding fellow-actions: a belief, grounded on the official accounts, that British frigates, of the Guerrière's class, had frequently captured French frigates, carrying 24-pounders on the main deck.
They found that the enemy was the heavy frigate USS "Constitution" under Captain Isaac Hull armed with thirty 24-pounders on the main deck, twenty-four 32-pounders and two bored out 18-pounders on the upper deck. Action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812: "She Fell in the Sea a Perfect Wreck" Oil on canvas, 32" x 48", by Michel Felice Corne (1752-1845), depicting the dismasted Guerriere firing a gun to the unengaged side to signify her surrender. The "Guerrière" was commissioned into the Navy, after a repair and refit which brought her to 48 guns. Captain Hull ran the Constitution “within pistol shot range” and the two ships exchanged broadsides for fifteen minutes. At daylight, on the day succeeding the action, the American prize-master hailed the Constitution, to say that the Guerrière had four feet water in the hold, and was in a sinking condition. Lieutenant Kent was wounded by a splinter early on. Some of the English cannonballs bounced off the oaken hull of the American ship, causing one sailor to shout that her sides were made of iron! ISBN 0-85177-252-8. When the enemy hoisted American colours, Captain Dacres permitted the Americans in his crew to quit their guns.

He was replaced by Captain James Richard Dacres, and in April 1811, she sailed for the Halifax Station. Launched in 1797, the 44-gun frigate was built to beat any other frigate of France or Britain, and outrun ships of the line. Captain Dacres struck his colors.

At length the two ships got clear, and the Guerrière comimg-to a little, was able to bring a few of her foremost guns to bear; some of the wads of which set fire to the Constitution's cabin.

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