Old Ironsides Earns Her Nickname: The USS Constitution versus HMS Guerriere
Old Ironsides Earns Her Nickname: The USS Constitution versus HMS Guerriere
August 15, 2012

Post written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian The logbook’s entry for the morning, 200 years ago, of August 19, 1812 records hazy weather, temperature 64° in the air and a similar 65° in water. By “3/4 past 11 am” the weather is cloudy with fresh breezes, so the mizzen topsail is set. And then it…

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The Naval History Society Collection at the New-York Historical Society