Julian Griffith

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June 1 1813: “Don’t give up the ship! Fight her till she sinks.”
Today is the 200th anniversary of the battle between the HMS Shannon and the USS Chesapeake. Answering Captain Philip Broke’s challenge, Captain James Lawrence sailed the Chesapeake out of Boston Harbor to meet the Shannon in single combat. What followed was one of the most dramatic battles of the War of 1812, in which Captain Lawrence was killed, and Captain Broke suffered a severe head wound.
Read more about it at pastnow.

June 1 1813: “Don’t give up the ship! Fight her till she sinks.”

Today is the 200th anniversary of the battle between the HMS Shannon and the USS Chesapeake. Answering Captain Philip Broke’s challenge, Captain James Lawrence sailed the Chesapeake out of Boston Harbor to meet the Shannon in single combat. What followed was one of the most dramatic battles of the War of 1812, in which Captain Lawrence was killed, and Captain Broke suffered a severe head wound.

Read more about it at pastnow.

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