Author Results for D.L. Dennis

The Action between the Shannon and the Chesapeake

By D.L. Dennis

The USS Chesapeake left Boston on the June 1st, 1813, with orders to sail for Canada. HMS Shannon was now the only blockading ship in her way. The two ships closed and opened fire in the late afternoon. Ten minutes later, the Chesapeake’s rigging was badly damaged, it could not avoid being blown onto the […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | War of 1812 | Nineteenth Century
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics