Off the Coast of Gibraltar
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Off the Coast of Gibraltar

By kenwas
The USS Constitution ventured into the Mediterranean in 1803 when she was only 6 years old. Her mission was to threaten and disrupt the activities of the Barbary Coast pirates. Although she was only a 4th rate by British standards (44 to 54 guns), she was very fast (13 + knots which is about 15+ mph) and carried more sail that most frigates of that class on her extremely large masts and yards. She carried a crew of 250 plus or minus.

The scene depicts the Constitution having passed by a British first rate (100 + guns) ship of the line which had a top speed of 8+ knots 0r 9+ mph and a crew of 850. Although the British and Americans were at peace at this time, the British would have a keen interest in this super frigate of the young American Navy.

A few years later, 1812, they would have the opportunity to find out exactly how troublesome this ship could be. They would lose 4 engagements to her in that brief war.

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7 years ago
Comment by: D Man
Man this is a very awesome piece It should be framed and hung on the wall. clap clap A w a r d A w a r d Congratulation Congratulation
7 years ago
Comment by: sed
I was gonna ask you if you used PAINTER [I see it] THEN..... I read it ... FANTASTIC WORK!! Cool
7 years ago
Comment by: kchristine
Outstanding Booming love
7 years ago
Comment by: Alfa30
Excellent work ! Booming love clap Cool A w a r d
7 years ago
Comment by: Richard Mohler
clap Congratulation
7 years ago
Comment by: digitalpix4all
Excellent, ken. clap Congratulation Booming love
7 years ago
Comment by: jazzilady
Amazing details, looks totally real! Wow! clap Booming love
7 years ago
Comment by: kenwas
Thank you!
7 years ago
Comment by: Sommerwind
Fantastic work! Happy Booming love
7 years ago
Comment by: adni18
Amazed Congratulation clap A w a r d
7 years ago
Comment by: kenwas
Thanks!


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Submited:03.09.2009
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