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Commodore Hopkins, commander in chief of the American Fleet

Commodore Hopkins, commander in chief of the American Fleet

Print shows Esek Hopkins, three-quarter length portrait, wearing uniform, standing, facing front, with sword drawn during naval engagement; ships in background display "Dont tread upon me" and "Liberty Tree - A... more

Robert Rogers - commandeur der Americaner

Robert Rogers - commandeur der Americaner

Print shows Robert Rogers, half-length portrait, wearing military uniform, standing, facing slightly left, with musket nestled in crook of left elbow, and Native American standing in the background.

Commodore Hopkins - commandeur en chef der Amerj: flotte

Commodore Hopkins - commandeur en chef der Amerj: flotte

Print shows Esek Hopkins, three-quarter length portrait, wearing uniform, standing, facing front, with sword drawn during naval engagement. Title from item. Illus. in: Geschichte der kriege in und ausser Europa... more

John Paul Jones, commodore au service des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique / dessiné par C.J. Notté ; gravé par Carl Guttenberg.

John Paul Jones, commodore au service des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique / d...

Print shows John Paul Jones, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, standing on board ship during battle, reaching with left hand for one of several pistols at his waist, right hand holds sword.

Robert [i.e., Esek] Hopkins, Esqr., commodore of the American sea forces

Robert [i.e., Esek] Hopkins, Esqr., commodore of the American sea forc...

Print shows Esek Hopkins, full-length portrait, wearing military uniform, holding sword at left side, two pistols in his belt. He is standing on shore, pointing to his left, with ships in the background.

Commodore Hopkins / R. Pollard sc.

Commodore Hopkins / R. Pollard sc.

Print shows Esek Hopkins, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, wearing military uniform, in oval.

In Senate of the United States, April 26th, 1802. The Committee to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act making an appropriation for the support of the navy of the United States for the year one thousand eight hundred and two," having con

In Senate of the United States, April 26th, 1802. The Committee to who...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 226, Folder 40.

A perspective view of the loss of the U.S. frigate Philadelphia in which is represented her relative position to the Tripolitan gunboats ...

A perspective view of the loss of the U.S. frigate Philadelphia in whi...

Photograph shows Tripolitan gun boats firing on the U.S.S. Philadelphia and during the Tripolitan Wars, 1803. Title from item. Original engraving by Charles Denoon not in LC collection, which has only a blac... more

James Lawrence Esqr. late of the United States Navy / Stuart pinxt ; Rollinson sct.

James Lawrence Esqr. late of the United States Navy / Stuart pinxt ; R...

Print shows James Lawrence, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, wearing military uniform.

United States & Macedonian

United States & Macedonian

Preliminary drawing for an oil painting showing the sea battle between the USS United States, under the command of Stephen Decatur, and HMS Macedonian off the coast of Maderia on October 25, 1812. Title from it... more

Tuesday, September 21st, (noon.) Most glorious news. Copy of a letter from Com. Perry to the Secretary of the Navy. U. S. Brig. Niagara, off the Western Sister, Head of Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813, 4 P. M. [Washington 1813].

Tuesday, September 21st, (noon.) Most glorious news. Copy of a letter ...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 190, Folder 26.

Commodore Rodgers, arrived! Boston Gazette-office. Monday morning 9 o'clock. More agreeable news. We have the pleasure of announcing that Com. Rodgers after a cruise of five months, has arrived at Newport, having taken, destroyed and ransomed 27

Commodore Rodgers, arrived! Boston Gazette-office. Monday morning 9 o'...

Imprint 2.; Title. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 50, Folder 4.

A complete list of the American navy. showing the name, number of guns, commander's name, and station of each vessel, to October, 1813- Including those on the lakes. [1813].

A complete list of the American navy. showing the name, number of guns...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 228, Folder 18.

Ship United States

Ship United States

Detail drawing showing how the hull of the USS United States, under the command of Stephen Decatur, sails in the water.

This portrait of Captn. Isaac Hull, of the United States Navy: ... / Gilbert Stuart Esqr. pinxt. ; the vignette from an original drawing under the direction of Captn. Hull ; Freeman excudit.

This portrait of Captn. Isaac Hull, of the United States Navy: ... / G...

Print showing Captain Isaac Hull, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, wearing military uniform, and holding hat under left arm.

The troops disembarking to attack Fort Oswego, under the command of Genl. Drummond and Sir T. Yeo, Lake Ontario, May the 6th 1814 / / By Capt. Steele. 2d. Battn. Royal Marines

The troops disembarking to attack Fort Oswego, under the command of Ge...

Seascape drawing shows British sailors leaving their ships and rowing toward Fort Oswego on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. The 2nd battalion of the Royal Marines, under Lieutenant General Sir George Gordo... more

Thomas MacDonough U.S.N.

Thomas MacDonough U.S.N.

Print shows Commodore Thomas MacDonough, half-length portrait in uniform. Title from item. Engraving by J.B. Forrest from the original by J.W. Jarvis. Illustrated in: The national portrait gallery of distinguis... more

This representation of the battle on Lake Erie is respectfully inscribed to Commodore Perry, his officers and gallant crews, by their humble servant James Webster - second view / drawn by Sully and Kearney ; etched by C. Tiebout ; & engraved by G. Murray ; printed by Rogers and Esler.

This representation of the battle on Lake Erie is respectfully inscrib...

Print shows many ships from the stern engaged in battle on Lake Erie.

Constitution's escape from the British squadron after a chase of sixty hours / M. Cornè p. ; W. Hoogland sc.

Constitution's escape from the British squadron after a chase of sixty...

Print shows rowboats towing the USS Constitution away from the British fleet as the British frigate Belvidera fires it's cannons. In the background, rowboats tow the British frigate Shannon. Other ships in the ... more

HBM frigate Macedonian, Capt. Carden, striking her colours to the U.S. frigate United States, Com'd. Decatur the 25th Octr. 1812 / painted from a drawing onboard ; J.Y. sc.

HBM frigate Macedonian, Capt. Carden, striking her colours to the U.S....

Print showing the heavily damaged HBM Macedonian surrendering during battle with the USS United States.

Navy yard, Washington, February 26, 1819. The opinion which had been entertained, that such of the inhabitants of the District and its vicinity, as also such strangers who are now sojourning with us, as may be desirous of seeing the Launch of th

Navy yard, Washington, February 26, 1819. The opinion which had been e...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 191, Folder 6.

The National barber

The National barber

Print shows a sailor, identitied elsewhere as Samuel W. Dewey, having sawn the head of Andrew Jackson off the figurehead of the U.S.S. Constitution, passes it to another sailor awaiting in a rowboat alongside t... more

William Bainbridge, U.S.N. / painted by J.W. Jarvis ; engd by G. Parker.

William Bainbridge, U.S.N. / painted by J.W. Jarvis ; engd by G. Parke...

Print shows William Bainbridge, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing military uniform. Title from item. Published in: The national portrait gallery of distinguished Americans, vol. 3 / James Herri... more

Our country's flag! A new national song

Our country's flag! A new national song

Cover illustration for a patriotic song composed by George F. Cole, copyrighted in 1836. A young American seaman, holding an American flag with his right hand and raising his hat aloft with his left, stands on... more

An exploring expedition on the Canal Street plan / The exploring expedition at the South Pole, waiting for stores

An exploring expedition on the Canal Street plan / The exploring exped...

Print satirizes Charles Wilkes' United States Exploring Expedition, which left in August 1838. The upper left vignette shows Wilkes in a rowboat with scientists who use a transit or telescope to see fauna. The ... more

U.S. Ship Pennsylvania. Charles Stewart Esq. Comr. / Drawn on stone by Charles C. Barton, U.S.N. ; Lith. & Pubd. by Lehmann & Duval Philadelphia.

U.S. Ship Pennsylvania. Charles Stewart Esq. Comr. / Drawn on stone by...

Print showing the sailing battleship Pennsylvania.

Supreme court of the United States. Susan Decatur, Appellant vs J. K. Paulding, Secretary of the Navy. This is an appeal from the refusal of the Circuit court of the District of Columbia for the county of Washington, to issue a Mandamus to the A

Supreme court of the United States. Susan Decatur, Appellant vs J. K. ...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 197, Folder 1b.

The great American steeple chase for 1844

The great American steeple chase for 1844

An imaginative and elaborate parody on the upcoming 1844 presidential campaign. The artist favors Whig nominee-apparent Henry Clay and is highly critical of incumbent John Tyler. The "chase" for the presidency ... more

The explosion of the United States Steam Frigate Missouri, at Gibralter [sic], Aug. 26th, 1843 To Captn. Sir George Sartorius and the Officers of the H.M.S. Malabar--this print is respectfully dedicated by their obedient servant, Edmund Fry / / drawn by E. Duncan, from a sketch made on the spot by Lieut. G.P. Mands, T.G. Dutton lith.; Day & Haghe lithrs. to the Queen.

The explosion of the United States Steam Frigate Missouri, at Gibralte...

Crew of H.M.S. Malabar (foreground, left) watch as USS Missouri explodes and burns in the distance from accidental fire after completing first trans-Atlantic voyage of a U.S. steam powered ship the day prior.

A N.b.E. view of the fort on the western end of Sulivans Island with the disposition of His Majesty's fleet commanded by Commodore Sir Peter Parker Knt. &c &c &c during the attack on the 28th. of June 1776, which lasted 9 hours and 40 minutes

A N.b.E. view of the fort on the western end of Sulivans Island with t...

Print shows Sullivan's Island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, and Fort Sullivan; prominent features identified by letter with legend printed below image. Title from item. Possible restrike... more

A N.W.b.N. view of Charles Town from on board the Bristol ... taken in Five Fathom Hole the day after the attack upon Fort Sulivan by the Commodore & his squadron, which action continued 9 hours & 40 minutes / engrav'd ... by Wm. Faden.

A N.W.b.N. view of Charles Town from on board the Bristol ... taken in...

Print shows Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, with the British fleet in the foreground, at the time of the assault on Fort Sullivan, with the city of Charleston visible in the background; prominent features id... more

Defense of the California Bank

Defense of the California Bank

A mildly jingoistic satire voicing American suspicions of foreign designs on California after the discovery of gold there in 1848. The bay and coastline of San Francisco are shown, menaced by foreign invaders ... more

The great naval blockade of Round Island.  Showing the immense importance of having an efficient "right arm of the national defence"

The great naval blockade of Round Island. Showing the immense importa...

A satire on Taylor administration efforts to curtail American "filibusters," armed expeditions against Cuba for the purpose of freeing the island from Spanish rule. Specific reference here is to the Navy's bloc... more

To the citizens of Washington. Fellow Citizens:- I am informed that at the Navy yard, and in other parts of the city, General Weightman is represented as being opposed to the "ten hour system." ... Geo. M. Grouard. Washington, May 29, 1850.

To the citizens of Washington. Fellow Citizens:- I am informed that at...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 200, Folder 8b.

The Leap for Life

The Leap for Life

Music cover showing broadside view of US Navy warship. LOT subdivision subject: Clipper Ships. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by B. Covert. Engraving by Stratton. ... more

The great pictorial romance of the age, or, steam ship commodores & United States mail contractors

The great pictorial romance of the age, or, steam ship commodores & Un...

American political cartoon about the awarding of United States mail contracts. Print shows steamships (two shaped like rocking horses) and a balloon labeled "California mail balloon via Nicaragua," with discuss... more

[U.S.S. Susquehanna, Commodore Perry's flag ship, full starboard view]

[U.S.S. Susquehanna, Commodore Perry's flag ship, full starboard view]

Drawing is on the "Susquehanna & Mississippil Scroll", depicting Perry's expedition to Japan. Watercolor drawing Taguchi Shumpei. Title devised by Library staff.

[Port views of the U.S.S. Susquehanna and the U.S.S. Mississippi understeam]

[Port views of the U.S.S. Susquehanna and the U.S.S. Mississippi under...

Drawings are panels one and two of the "Machinery scroll' depicting Perry's expedition to Japan, 1853.

Oliver Hazard Perry U.S.N. / engraved by J.B. Forrest from the original by J.W. Jarvis by the permission of the Corporation of New York ; Miller print.

Oliver Hazard Perry U.S.N. / engraved by J.B. Forrest from the origina...

Print shows Oliver H. Perry, three-quarter length portrait, standing on board a ship, facing slightly left. Title from item. Published in: The national portrait gallery of distinguished Americans : with biograp... more

First landing of Americans in Japan, under Commodore M.C. Perry at Gore-Hama July 14th 1853 / W. Heine del. ; E. Brown Jr. direxit. ; lith. of Sarony & Co. N.Y.

First landing of Americans in Japan, under Commodore M.C. Perry at Gor...

Print showing sailors, officers, and members of the Japanese delegation in formations on the beach, also boats with dignitaries setting off from shore, and two American ships in the harbor.

United States "Auxiliary Screw" steam frigate "Merrimac" 60 guns. Off the entrance to New York harbour / T.G. Dutton, del et lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen.

United States "Auxiliary Screw" steam frigate "Merrimac" 60 guns. Off ...

Print showing a broadside view of the port side of the steam frigate U.S.S. Merrimack undersail near the entrance to New York harbor. Includes measurements for length, breadth, weight, and horse power.

United States "Auxiliary Screw" steam frigate "Merrimac" 60 guns. Off the entrance to New York harbour / T.G. Dutton, del et lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to [the Queen].

United States "Auxiliary Screw" steam frigate "Merrimac" 60 guns. Off ...

Print showing a broadside view of the port side of the steam frigate U.S.S. Merrimack undersail near the entrance to New York harbor.

Dinner given to the Japanese commissioners on board U.S.S.F. Powhatan / from nature by W. Heine ; Js. Queen del. ; P.S. Duval & Co., Philada.

Dinner given to the Japanese commissioners on board U.S.S.F. Powhatan ...

Print shows a banquet given for the Japanese commissioners on board the U.S.S. Powhatan, possibly in the bay at Edo (Tokyo). Title from item. Plate from: Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to t... more

President and Plantagenet

President and Plantagenet

Print shows the USS President sailing to the left, in the foreground, and the HMS Plantagenet, on the right, in the background.

Columbia rules the sea

Columbia rules the sea

An emblem of an eagle supported by two American flags, illustrates the sheet music cover for a song by Josiah D. Canning. The eagle's wings are spread and its mouth holds a streamer with the composer's sobrique... more

Charlestown Navy Yard

Charlestown Navy Yard

Broadside view ship docked at navy yard and two images of sailboats.

Action between the Constitution and the Guerriere / Chapin ; Rogers.

Action between the Constitution and the Guerriere / Chapin ; Rogers.

Print shows HMS Guerriere without masts in the aftermath of battle with the USS Constitution.

Commodore Perry at the battle of Lake Erie / J.R. Chapin ; F.F. Walker.

Commodore Perry at the battle of Lake Erie / J.R. Chapin ; F.F. Walker...

Print shows Admiral Oliver Hazard Perry behind a cannon aboard ship during the Battle of Lake Erie, with men waving hats, and a rooster perched on an unattended cannon.

Joshua Barney, U.S.N. / engraved by J. Gross from a drawing by W.G. Armstrong after a miniature by Isabey.

Joshua Barney, U.S.N. / engraved by J. Gross from a drawing by W.G. Ar...

Print shows Joshua Barney, half-length portrait, wearing military uniform, standing, facing right, holding sword.

Fort Monroe and vicinity showing entrance to Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Gosport Navy Yard &c.

Fort Monroe and vicinity showing entrance to Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk, ...

Scale ca. 1:375,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 546 Shows forts Monroe, Calhoun, Nelson, and Norfolk, Confederate batteries on Sewell's Point, towns, names of features, drainage, roads, and railroads. "View o... more

[Unidentified sailor seated in front of a painted backdrop showing nautical scene, right arm resting on table draped with an American flag]

[Unidentified sailor seated in front of a painted backdrop showing nau...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; oval and scroll design. Purchase; Chester Urban; 2002; (DLC/PP-2002:129) Forms part of: Ambrotype/Tintype photograph filing series (Library of Congress). Exhibited... more

Howard USN