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USS Trumbull (1776)

The second Trumbull was a three-masted, wooden-hulled sailing frigate and was one of the first of 13 frigates authorized by the Continental Congress on 13 of December 1775. They were superior in design and construction to the same class of European vessels in their day.[1] Its keel was laid down in March or April 1776 at Chatham, Connecticut, by John Cotton and was launched … Continue reading

Lochry’s Defeat

Lochry’s Defeat

Lochry’s Defeat, also known as the Lochry massacre, was a battle fought on August 24, 1781, near present-day Aurora, Indiana, in the United States. The battle was part of the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), which began as a conflict between Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies before spreading to the western frontier, where American Indians entered the war as British allies. The … Continue reading

Action of 21 July 1781

The action of 21 July 1781[Note 1] was a naval skirmish off the harbour of Spanish River, Cape BretonNova Scotia (present-day Sydney, Nova Scotia), during the War of American Independence. Two light frigates of the French Navy, captained by La Pérouse and Latouche Tréville, engaged a convoy of 18 British ships and their Royal Navy escorts. The French captured two of the British … Continue reading

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