U.S.S. United States


From Geoff Hunt’s spectacular series of prints depicting dramatic naval actions associated with the War of Independence and the War of 1812. The U.S.S. United States was a 44 Gun Heavy Frigate. The first of the American super-frigates, completed at Philadelphia in 1797 to designs by Joshua Humphreys, this powerful ship could carry over 50 guns. Under Stephen Decatur’s command, she out-fought and captured the British frigate Macedonian on 25 October 1812.

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