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DM 317 Constitution vs Guererriere Replica Scrimshaw 6 Inches

DM 317 Constitution vs Guererriere Replica Scrimshaw 6 Inches

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U.S.S. Constitution Captures the Guerriere

USS Constitution is a wood-hull three mast heavy frigate of the United States Navy. It was the third constructed of the nation's six capital ships authorized in the Naval Act of 1794. The Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than other frigates of the period. The early duties of these vessels was to protect American merchant shipping.
During the War of 1812 against Great Britain, the United States Navy was charged with assuring American sovereignty of the seas. The Constitution is most famous for capturing numerous merchant ships and defeating five British naval ships.

Two months into the War of 1812, the 44 gun Constitution, commanded by Isaac Hull, engaged HMS Guerriere, a British three mast sail frigate of 38 guns. After a fierce battle, the Constitution shot away the Guerriere's fore and main masts incapacitating the enemy ship. The British captain James Dacres surrendered. The battle left Guerriere so badly damaged, Hull ordered Guerriere burned.

Maritime scrimshaw, a unique American art form, has its roots in the age of wooden ships. In the 18th century, whaler sailing ships harvested whale and walrus blubber for lamp oil and candle wax. Sailors on whaling ships had a lot of spare time on board their ships. When not hunting and processing whales, mariners occupied free time etching and making small objects from whaling byproducts. Bones and teeth of sperm whales, baleen, and walrus tusks were readily available. These were a viable medium to produce hand tools, toys, utensils, and decorative pieces. Sailors etched pictures and nautical scenes on bone, teeth, and tusks using using sail sewing needles and small tools. Candle black, soot or tobacco juice were used to bring the etched drawings into view. The earliest authenticated pictorial scrimshaw piece appeared around 1817.

This historical set includes a resin replica of a 19th century American scrimshaw. This horizontally designed scrimshaw scenes commemorate the USS Constitution's battle with the HMS Guerriere. The front shows the un-masted Guerriere in the left foreground and the Constitution in the right background. The back shows an eagle above four crossed American flags. Cannons, barrels of ball and shot, and powder are below the eagle and flags.
U.S.S. Constitution Captures the Guerriere

USS Constitution is a wood-hull three mast heavy frigate of the United States Navy. It was the third constructed of the nation's six capital ships authorized in the Naval Act of 1794. The Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than other frigates of the period. The early duties of these vessels was to protect American merchant shipping.
During the War of 1812 against Great Britain, the United States Navy was charged with assuring American sovereignty of the seas. The Constitution is most famous for capturing numerous merchant ships and defeating five British naval ships.

Two months into the War of 1812, the 44 gun Constitution, commanded by Isaac Hull, engaged HMS Guerriere, a British three mast sail frigate of 38 guns. After a fierce battle, the Constitution shot away the Guerriere's fore and main masts incapacitating the enemy ship. The British captain James Dacres surrendered. The battle left Guerriere so badly damaged, Hull ordered Guerriere burned.

Maritime scrimshaw, a unique American art form, has its roots in the age of wooden ships. In the 18th century, whaler sailing ships harvested whale and walrus blubber for lamp oil and candle wax. Sailors on whaling ships had a lot of spare time on board their ships. When not hunting and processing whales, mariners occupied free time etching and making small objects from whaling byproducts. Bones and teeth of sperm whales, baleen, and walrus tusks were readily available. These were a viable medium to produce hand tools, toys, utensils, and decorative pieces. Sailors etched pictures and nautical scenes on bone, teeth, and tusks using using sail sewing needles and small tools. Candle black, soot or tobacco juice were used to bring the etched drawings into view. The earliest authenticated pictorial scrimshaw piece appeared around 1817.

This historical set includes a resin replica of a 19th century American scrimshaw. This horizontally designed scrimshaw scenes commemorate the USS Constitution's battle with the HMS Guerriere. The front shows the un-masted Guerriere in the left foreground and the Constitution in the right background. The back shows an eagle above four crossed American flags. Cannons, barrels of ball and shot, and powder are below the eagle and flags.

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