Thursday, June 7, 2012

In The London Archives

5444.  Proceedings of the court-martial, at Halifax, of the officers and part of the crew of the Picton, captured by the U.S.S. Constitution.  Aug. 3, 1814. (Copies of the official correspondence relating to the capture.)...

Now the gallant Constitution, 44, again appears on the scene of strife.
She was on the coast of Surinam at the beginning of February, and on the 14th of that month she captured the British war schooner Picton, 16, together with a letter-of-marque which was under her convoy. [Source]

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