Bone Model Of Essex

Date:
c. 1800s

The people of Essex County and Salem, Massachusetts, presented the 36-gun frigate Essex to the U.S. Navy in 1799. Within weeks she began active service in the Quasi-War with France. Essex had two tours of duty in the Mediterranean against the Barbary pirates between 1801 and 1805. Captain David Porter commanded her throughout the War of 1812. In a single cruise in the summer of 1812 she captured ten prizes. Porter's journey to the Pacific, where he decimated the English whaling fleet, brought Essex greater renown. Read more »

Description (physical):

Material: Bone

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0036
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
credits:
Courtesy, Naval Historical Foundation

Edward Preble

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0031
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Thomas Truxtun's Porcelain Punch Bowl

Date:
c. 1800s
Description (physical):

Material: Porcelain

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0024
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Thomas Truxtun Portrait

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0025
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Constellation Vs. La Vengeance

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0026
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Stoddert's War

Date:
2000
Creator:
Michael A. Palmer
Publisher/Studio:
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press

Overview of naval operations during the Quasi-War with France.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
E323.P35, LCCN: 99-050203
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

French 4 Pounder Smoothbore

Date:
1793
Publisher/Studio:
Lyons

This is a French 4-pounder smoothbore gun, cast at Lyons in 1793 and apparently captured during the Quasi-War with France (1798-1800). Manufactured in the year in which Louis XVI went to the guillotine, it has its founder's identification on the breech face with the republican slogan "Liberte,egalite" on the chase. A nearly-obliterated device on the first reinforce seems to be a revolutionary national monogram substitute for the royal cipher used on earlier guns. Where 3-pounder and 6-pounder guns were used in the English service, the French preferred 4- and 8- pounders.

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE 20374
Identifier:
61-84-AP
Institution:
Naval Historical Center