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Thread #148498 Message #3450211
Posted By: Les from Hull
10-Dec-12 - 02:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: Pearl Harbor Day / December 7
Subject: RE: BS: Pearl Harbor Day / December 7
Actually by 1814 the Royal Navy had more 'super frigates' than the USA. There were Newcastle and Leander, similar to the American ships. There were razees such as Saturn and Majestic. There were the Endymion class of 24pdr frigates, pitch pine versions of the Endymion, a copy of a French capture La Pomone, and the finest frigate in the Royal Navy.
It was Endymion that beat USS President, although she could not take possesion of her prize as her boats had been destroyed and had to wait for other ships of her squadron. And of course by 1815 we had President too, but she was too damaged to take into service. We did make a copy though.
It was such a shame that you had to set light to USS Colombia, building at Washington when your army ran away. And all this in a war you 'won', Lighter.