Wreck of Perry’s USS Revenge Found off Rhode Island

USS Revenge, cannon as seen in AP video. Inset: Portrait of Capt. Oliver Hazard Perry, Wikipedia.

The Associated Press reports that a team of divers say they’ve discovered the remains of the USS Revenge, a ship commanded by U.S. Navy hero Oliver Hazard Perry and wrecked off Watch Hill, Rhode Island, in 1811.

Chart of area.

Perry is known for defeating the British in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie off the shores of Ohio, Michigan and Ontario in the War of 1812 and for the line “I have met the enemy and they are ours.” His battle flag bore the phrase “Don’t give up the ship,” and to this day is a symbol of the Navy.

Sunday was the 200th anniversary of the wreck.

Video:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxXLZrdk85A&feature

To read more:

Cape Cod Online

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