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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2019 8:53 p.m. PST

….Perry's Triumph at the Battle of Lake Erie

"THERE WOULD BE no second chance, and U. S. Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry knew it.

As he approached six British warships on the morning of September 13, 1813, Perry was determined to end the naval campaign on Lake Erie that day. The nine-ship fleet he commanded had been built for this exact moment, and this moment only. If he lost the coming battle his ships would be destroyed, the British would control the lake, and America's Northwest Territory would likely be lost. There would be no opportunity to try again…"
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Armand

Katzbalger19 Jun 2019 1:51 a.m. PST

"Don't give up the ship" was during the USS Chesapeake's capture, not the Battle of Lake Erie, though, IIRC.

Rob

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2019 2:21 a.m. PST

Perry and Lawrence had been friends, and Perry's personal pennant/flag flown during the battle had the inscription 'Don't Give Up the Ship' in honor of his dead friend.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2019 4:38 a.m. PST

A well written article on the American view of the operational considerations for fledgling naval elements on lake Erie. It would have been an even better article if the British considerations were given equal treatment.

Thanks T.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2019 11:23 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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