Susanna McLeod

Susanna McLeod

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Archive for October 2013

HMS Shannon Captured USS Chesapeake in War of 1812

Eleven minutes. The gruesome battle on June 1, 1813 between British HMS Shannon and America’s USS Chesapeake was fought and over in eleven minutes. Aboard the frigate HMS Shannon, Captain Philip Bowes Vere Broke of the British Navy issued a challenge to the commander of the USS Chesapeake. The American vessel was in the Boston… (read more)