Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Seafaring Sunday: Alabama vs. Kearsarge
June 19, 1864: The Confederate privateer Alabama was sunk off Cherbourg, France during an engagement with USS Kearsarge. The English yacht Deerhound rescued several of Alabama's crew including her captain, Raphael Semmes.
Header: Capt Raphael Semmes and his Lieutenant aboard Alabama via Naval History Center