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This webpage reproduces part of
A Short History of the United States Navy

by
George R. Clark et al.

published by
J. B. Lippincott Company,
Philadelphia & London 1939

The text is in the public domain.

This page has been carefully proofread
and I believe it to be free of errors.
If you find a mistake though,
please let me know!

This site is not affiliated with the US Naval Academy.

A Short History of the United States Navy
p7 Illustrations

(facing the title page) 
[image ALT: An oil painting of a wooden sailing ship, slightly banked to port, moving ahead in a stiff breeze, toward the right foreground. It is the U. S. S. Constitution.]

From a photogravure, copyrighted, 1896,
by A. W. Elson & Co., Boston

U. S. S. Constitution

U. S. Ship-of‑the‑Line Columbus at Anchor

45

Frigate with her Sails loosed to dry

47

U. S. Sloop-of‑War Albany under full Sail

49

U. S. S. Louisville

291

C. S. S. Tennessee

341

Plates

U. S. S. Constitution

Frontispiece

Paul Jones

24

A 32‑Pound Carronade

42

A 24‑Pound Long Gun

42

Edward Preble

70

Stephen Decatur, Jr.

118

Oliver H. Perry

164

David Porter

176

Thomas Macdonough

190

George Bancroft

218

Delivery of the President's Letter

232

Andrew H. Foote

290

David G. Farragut

310

David D. Porter

388

Three Historic Ships Formerly at the Naval Academy

406

George Dewey

426

U. S. S. Palos in the Yangtze

462

Division of Battleships at Force Battle Practice

482

"The Return of the Mayflower"º

486

Capture of the U‑58 by the Fanning

490

p8 Maps and Diagrams

Lake Champlain

16

Cruises of the Ranger and the Bonhomme Richard

28

The Bonhomme Richard and the Serapis

33

Scene of the War with France

55

The Barbary States

63

Harbor of Tripoli

79

The Constitution and the Guerriere

111

The United States and the Macedonian

120

The Constitution and the Java

128

The Chesapeake and the Shannon

138

The Frigate and the Sloop Actions of the War of 1812

145

The Lake Campaigns, 1812‑1814

162

The Battle of Lake Erie

169

The Cruise of the Essex

181

The Battle of Lake Champlain

194

Japan

228

Battle of Port Royal

246

Hampton Roads

265

Transverse Section through Turret of Original Monitor

275

Operations on the Western Rivers

289

Island No. 10

300

Battle of Mobile Bay

333

Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds

349

Cushing's Launch and Torpedo

357

The Cruise of the Alabama

373

The Kearsarge and the Alabama

381

Second Attack on Fort Fisher

402

The Arctic Regions

417

Battles of Manila

438

The West Indian Campaign

448

America's Strategic Position in the Pacific

467


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