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The English Frigate “Augusta”

Sixty Four Guns

 
 
The English Frigate Augusta”<br> Sixty Four Guns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
1. The English Frigate Augusta”
Sixty Four Guns Marker
Inscription.
was destroyed an sunk
in the Delaware River
by Col. Smith's American Battery
October 23rd, A.D. 1777
—— ——
This Cannon is one of the sixty four.

 
Location. 38° 58.969′ N, 76° 29.208′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Decatur Road, on the left when traveling east on Maryland Avenue. Touch for map. On the USNA Campus, in front of Preble Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Naval Academy Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Albert Abraham Michelson (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tripoli Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Tripoli Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); San Cayetano (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanish 18-Pounder (about 300 feet away); Mahan Hall (about 300 feet away); HMS Macedonian Monument (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Red Bank. Resulting in
The English Frigate “Augusta” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
2. The English Frigate “Augusta” Marker
the defeat of the Hessians and the Destruction of the British Frigate Augusta
by McGeorge Wallace, 1905? Hathi Trust. (Submitted on December 26, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional comments.
1.
During the Battle of Red Bank the Ship of the Line Augusta and the Sloop of War Merlin ran aground. Merlin was burned by the British and Augusta was set afire by the American Batteries at Fort Mifflin.
    — Submitted December 26, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Categories. War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Augusta Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
3. Augusta Cannon
Royal Seal of the Augusta Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
4. Royal Seal of the Augusta Cannon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 26, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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