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4 Pounder Bronze Gun
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
This 4-pound gun lacks national markings, but records indicate that it was captured during the war of 1812; its vent field is conspicuously mutilated...
Austrian 6 Pounder Rifled Howitzer
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
This piece is an Austrian 6-pounder rifled howitzer manufactured at Vienna in 1843. Its weight is indicated at the forward end of the second...
French 4 Pounder Smoothbore
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
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...
12-pounder Gun
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
The markings on the top of the tube indicate that this 12-pounder cast-iron gun was made by Preston Company of England. It bears the East India...
19th Century Bone Powder Horn
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
This 19th century bone powder horn is decorated with many masonic and other popular symbols. The cross, the anchor, and the star symbolize faith,...
4.63 Inch Bronze Howitzer
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
This 4.63-inch howitzer only has the founder's or user's identification number "249" for identification. Though its caliber is smaller than that of...
42-pounder Gun Of 1786
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
The French seventy-four gun ship Hoche originally carried this gun. She was captured by the English, who sold the battery to the United States. This...
5.5 Inch Bronze Howitzer
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
This piece, as well as the five which follow, are typical howitzers of the kind used from the late 1600s into the early 1800s. Unlike their longer-...
5.5 Inch Bronze Howitzer
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
This piece is a 5.625-inch howitzer; the lack of identification on this weapon indicates that it may have been cast for the export trade. This...
Abraham Whipple's Commission
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
John Hancock's signature is affixed to this commissioning document for Abraham Whipple, which made him the captain of the Providence in the...
Admiral Rickover
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Hyman George Rickover, the father of the nuclear navy and a colorful, controversial man; served the United States Navy for 64 years. During World War...
Alfred Leaving Boston Harbor
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
The 24-gun ship Alfred, built in Philadelphia in 1774, was purchased by the Continental Navy in November 1775 and named for the Saxon king who is...
Apothecary Bowl
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
A piece of Philadelphia ware probably used by Surgeon Thomas Hamilton for mixing drugs for sailors during the War of 1812.
Apothecary Bowl
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
A piece of Philadelphia ware probably used by Surgeon Thomas Hamilton for mixing drugs for sailors during the War of 1812.
Arctic Pick
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
The Arctic pick is a handy tool for traversing the polar landscape and dealing with the ice-ridden land mass surrounding the South Pole.
Austrian 6 Pounder Bronze Rifled Howitzer
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
This is an Austrian rifled 6-pounder howitzer of a pattern, later than that of No. 1. Made in Vienna in 1852, it has one reinforce instead of the two...
Austrian 6 Pounder Bronze Rifled Howitzer
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
This is an Austrian rifled 6-pounder howitzer of a pattern, later than that of No. 1. Forged in Vienna in 1854, it has one reinforce instead of the...
Banks Of The Jordan
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Located just east of Jericho, on the Jordan River was a popular pilgrimmage site. It is believed to be the location where John the Baptist performed...
Battle Flag Of Balao
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
From 25 July 1943 to 27 August 1945, U.S.S. Balao served in the Pacific Ocean. Her flag shows that Balao destroyed one warship and nine merchant...
Battle Flag Of Gurnard
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Launched 1 June 1942, Gurnard first patrolled the Bay of Biscay for German blockade runners. By 12 June 1943 she was transferred to the Pacific Ocean...
Battle Flag Of Spot
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Commissioned on 19 May 1944, U.S.S. Spot registered the destruction of 16 merchant vessels on her three war patrols in the Pacific. Much more...
Battle Flag Of The Flying Fish
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
During World War II, U.S.S. Flying Fish partolled the waters off of Midway, Taiwan, Iwo Jima and the Marianas Islands. While under the command of...
Bell From The USS <i>Hartford</i>
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Blunderbuss
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
This blunderbuss was made by Newton, a gunsmith in Grantham, England, between 1781 and 1815. Weapons of this type were used by sailors in both th...
Boats On The Jordan
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Lieutenant Lynch and the Midshipman Richmond Aulcik commanded Fanny Mason and Fanny Skinner during the descent of the Jordan River at fifteen miles...
Bone Model Of Essex
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
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...
Brass Percussion Blunderbuss
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
The expedition to the Dead Sea was dangerous. In order to protect the expedition boats from possible attack, there was a blunderbuss mounted to the...
British Flintlock Pistol
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
These handguns with non-corrosive brass barrels were often bought by naval officers as personal sidearms.
Bronze Bust Of John Paul Jones
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Captain John Paul Jones gained prominence in the Continental Navy's Alfred and Providence in 1776. Sailing off Nova Scotia, he captured over fifteen...
Bronze Eprouvette Mortar
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
This eprouvette mortar was commonly used to test powder during the early 19th century when the quality and purity of powder varied greatly from batch...
Builder's Half-Model of USS <i>St. Lawrence</...
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Having spent nearly 13 years at sea, the decommissioned frigate St. Lawrence was quickly prepared for war in 1861, joining the North Atlantic...
Captain John Barry
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
In late 1776 Navy Captain Barry volunteered for service in the Continental Army. Under militia commander General John Cadwalader, he served with a...
Captain Matthew Parke's Silver Heart Snuff Box
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Matthew Parke, Captain of Continental Marines, sailed in 1777 in sloop Ranger under John Paul Jones, whom he had come to know in Alfred the year...
Captain Matthew Parke's Spectacles
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
A pair of spectacles, made in Paris, belonging to Matthew Parke, Captain of Continental Marines. Parke sailed in 1777 in sloop Ranger under John Paul...
Captain Matthew Parke's Watch and Chain
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Matthew Parke, Captain of Continental Marines, sailed in 1777 in sloop Ranger under John Paul Jones, whom he had come to know in Alfred the year...
Certificate For Medal
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
This certificate, along with the medal, was also presented to Lieutenant Lynch by the Societe de Geographie de France to honor his achievements of...
Charles Melville's Medal of Honor
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Citation: On board the flagship USS Hartford during action against rebel gunboats, the ram Tennessee, and Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864....
Clay Pipe
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Construction workers on the new Naval Sea Systems Command complex site on the west side of the Wasington DC Navy Yard discovered this pipe during...
Coins Of "The Great Bahraini Rulers"
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Presented to Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead by Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of Bahrain,...
Confederate Frame Torpedo
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Captain Francis D. Lee invented the frame torpedo-mine to help defend his native Charleston, South Carolina. The captain filled cast-iron shells with...
Constellation Vs. La Vengeance
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Cruising off Guadeloupe on the morning of February 1, 1800, Thomas Truxtun sighted the French frigate La Vengeance and began pursuit. Poor winds...
Copper Spike From Perry Ship
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Oliver Hazard Perry built his fleet of ships with the assistance of Adam and Noah Brown. Using the green timber that grew beside Lake Erie, the...
Decatur Boarding A Tripolian Gunboat
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
During the summer of 1804, Commodore Edward Preble decided to send gunboats to bombard the fortifications in Tripoli Harbor. Stephen Decatur, the...
Dental Tooth Key
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Dental surgeons on Joshua Barney's flotilla during the War of 1812 twisted rotting or diseased teeth out of sailors' mouths.
Dishware
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
During the War of 1812, the officers and sailors on the gunboats in Joshua Barney's flotilla dined off these locally and Pennsylvanian procuded...
Dishware
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
During the War of 1812, the officers and sailors on the gunboats in Joshua Barney's flotilla dined off these locally and Pennsylvanian procuded...
Edward Preble
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Born in Maine, Preble served in the Massachusetts Navy during the Revolution. After the war, he sailed for 15 years in various merchantmen before...
Ericsson's Hand Lantern
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Swedish naval architect John Ericsson used this lantern as he examined the ironclad Monitor during her five-month construction in New York. The light...
Esek Hopkins's Dinner Bell
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
Dinner bell inscribed to Esek Hopkins of Providence, Rhode Island, Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy, 1776. It was presented to the city of...
Farragut's War of 1812 Sword
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy, Washington, District Of Columbia
David G. Farragut, later a famous Civil War admiral, owned this sword while a midshipman on board the frigate, Essex, in 1813. The sword is of the...
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