Sunday, August 12, 2012

Seafaring Sunday: Daring Hull

August 12, 1812: America’s flagship, USS Constitution, captured and destroyed the British brig Adeona.  This a mere week before her captain, Isaac Hull, would become famous in the U.S. for his ship’s decisive action against HMS Guerrier.  Find out more about Hull at the Naval History & Heritage Command.

Header: Contemporary portrait of Captain Isaac Hull from NH&HC


Timmy! said...

Huzzah! for Captain Hull, Pauline.

Pauline said...

Of course! Look at that handsome figure of a U.S. Navy man. Seriously, he's just this side of David Porter. If only they had dueled...

Or not. It probably would have turned out badly a la James Barron and Stephen Decatur. A shame, really.