Commodore Thomas MacDonough

Creator:
Gilbert Stuart

This painting depicts Commodore Thomas MacDonough, the American commander during the Battle of Plattsburgh. Under MacDonough, the American ships stopped the British naval advance, and forced the British ships to retreat to Canadian waters.

Description (physical):

Oil on canvas

Location:
31 Washington Rd, Plattsburgh, New York, 12903
Identifier:
2011.456.0002
Institution:
Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center and War of 1812 Museum

Congressional Gold Medals

Date:
C. 1814

These medals were awarded for the 'Signal Victory' on September 11, 1814 during the Battle of Plattsburgh. The medals honor American naval officers Thomas MacDonough, Alexander Macomb, Robert Henley, and Stephen Cassin.

Location:
31 Washington Rd, Plattsburgh, New York, 12903
Identifier:
2011.456.0005
Institution:
Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center and War of 1812 Museum

"The Battle Of Lake Champlain"

Date:
1884
Creator:
J.O. Davidson

It is indeed fortunate for the United States of America that the lake portion of this battle was won for us by Thomas MacDonough, as the land battle would surely have been lost if the order for a general attack had ever been given as we were greatly outnumbered on land, but only slightly outnumbered on the water. In this painting Davidson has depicted the American ships Ticonderoga, Preble, Eagle, and Saratoga II triumphing over the British vessels Confiance, Linnet, and smaller British galleys.

Location:
31 Washington Rd, Plattsburgh, New York, 12903
Identifier:
2011.456.0001
Institution:
Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center and War of 1812 Museum
credits:
Courtesy, Julian O. Davidson

Powder Horn Belonging To Gunner John Lord, USN

Date:
c. 1817-1829

"Though conforming generally in size to known US Navy priming horns, this example lacks several of the features common to government issued pieces. The most notable omission is the spring-loaded brass dispenser used to regulate the flow of powder from the horn to the gun’s vent- an essential safety feature. The base’s form, a bulbous, turned plug of walnut, is quite unlike any other USN of RN horn of the period. Taken together, these features suggest that Gunner Lord privately purchased the horn for his own use.

Location:
Charlestown Navy Yard Building 22, Boston, Massachusetts, 02129
Institution:
USS Constitution Museum
credits:
Gift of Thomas Cross, 1835.1
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A-1 Triad

Creator:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company

"It was upon the wings of the A-1 Triad, the U.S. Navy's first aircraft, that U.S. naval aviation took flight. Ordered in May 1911, just months after civilian pilot Eugene Ely successfully demonstrated that an aircraft could operate from a ship and aircraft manufacturer Glenn Curtiss demonstrated the feasibility of landing an aircraft alongside a ship so that it could brought aboard and put over the side by a crane, the A-1 was nicknamed Triad because with a pontoon float and retractable landing gear it could fly from both water and land. Read more »

Description (physical):

Length: 28 ft., 7 1/8 in.; Height: 8 ft., 10 in.; Wingspan: 37 ft.

Location:
1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, Florida, 32508
Identifier:
1968.006.001
Institution:
National Naval Aviation Museum

USS Cumberland

Date:
1848
Creator:
Currier & Ives

The 54-gun frigate USS Cumberland, depicted here, was a wooden U.S. naval vessel, launched in 1842 from the Boston Naval Yard. It cruised through the Mediterranean Sea on several voyages, but is perhaps most famous for being rammed and sunk by the CSS Virginia during the First Battle of Hampton Roads on March 8, 1862.

Location:
1 Waterside Dr. Norfolk, Virginia, 23510
Identifier:
2011.02.0001
Institution:
Hampton Roads Naval Museum

"The Making of a Man-o'-Warsmen"

Date:
1910
Creator:
Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department
Publisher/Studio:
New York, NY: Street & Finney
Location:
Barry Rd and Barry Pl,Illinois,Waukegan,60088
Identifier:
2011.1.0002
Institution:
Great Lakes Naval Museum
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"navy Life Begins At Boot Camp"

Date:
10-Mar-64
Publisher/Studio:
Springfield, Ohio: U.S. Navy Recruiting Station
Location:
Barry Rd and Barry Pl,Illinois,Waukegan,60088
Identifier:
2011.1.0001
Institution:
Great Lakes Naval Museum
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McDonnell Douglas NA-4M Skyhawk

Publisher/Studio:
McDonnell Douglas

The Skyhawk is a lightweight attack aircraft conceived during the Korean conflict. It was designed as a successor to the propeller-driven AD (A-l Skyraider) with Ed Heinemann heading up the Douglas design team. The Douglas production line started in September 1953, and continued until 27 February 1979; 2,960 were built (2,405 attack and 555 trainers) in 21 versions. Skyhawks were bought by six other nations. It's first flight powered by a Wright J-65-W-2 turbojet engine was on 22 June 1954 and it joined our operational fleet in October 1956. Read more »

Location:
Pegg Rd and Rte. 235, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653
Identifier:
2011.4.0001
Institution:
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Bonhomme Richard Versus Serapis

Date:
1800S
Creator:
Giles, James
Description (physical):

Painting, Oil On Canvas

Location:
Washington Navy YardNavy Art Collection, Building 67,Washington,Navy Yard
Identifier:
71-011-A
Institution:
U.S. Navy Art Collection