7139Re: [WarOf1812] Re: War of 1812 Naval Battles
- Sep 1, 2000--- mmathews@... wrote:
> >--- In WarOf1812@egroups.com, Fitzhugh MacCraeYou are correct - the Columbia was a 44. Also present
> <alaidh@y...> wrote:
> >> Um, Alexandria's on the Potomac, across from
> >> Washington Navy Yard. Couldn't have been that
> hard a
> >> sail if they were building 44's at the yard.
> >> Fitz
> >Actually Alexandria lies about 5 miles below the
> >Yard. And I don't believe they ever built 44's
> >just 28's and 36's. One was on the stocks when the
> >Navy Yard was set on fire.
> I *think* this is where the Columbia was burned
> IIRC, and she was rated a
> 44. Could easily be wrong.
and burned at the time was the New York 36, Boston 32,
at least one of the old 28's, and the Argus II, 18.
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