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Tango0127 Feb 2018 12:29 p.m. PST

"The Russian 20 gun brig Mercury was laid down in Sevastopol on January 28, 1819. She was designed as a patrol ship to guard the Northern Caucasus coast. Built of Crimean oak, with a shallow draught and equipped with oars, the Mercury was launched on 7 May 1820 and broken up on November 9, 1857…."


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DeRuyter Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2018 10:43 a.m. PST

She was famous for fighting off 2 Turkish ships of the line in 1829.

28 Feb 2018 11:10 a.m. PST



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