Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
HMS Macedonian Monument
The Naval War of 1812
— Don't Give Up The Ship —
Figurehead of HMS Macedonian.
The classical head represents Alexander, the Macedonian who ruled Greece and much of the known world in the 4th century BC. It was carved in wood in 1810 to decorate the bow of the British warship named Macedonian. On October 25, 1812 west of the Canary Islands, the USS United States, commanded by Captain Stephen Decatur, captured the British ship in a two and a half hour battle. Its flag and figurehead were saved and preserved. the ship itself was repaired and served as an American warship until 1835.
The original figurehead will be in the exhibition in Mahan Hall. An exact replica in bronze has been donated by the Naval Academy Class of 1973 and will be displayed in this location.
Erected by United States Naval Academy. (Marker Number 2.)
Location. 38° 59.001′ N, 76° 29.155′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Maryland Avenue. The marker is in front of Mahan Hall a the United Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Macedonian Monument (here, next to this marker); Mahan Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Albert Abraham Michelson (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Mahan Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Naval School (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Joseph (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mexican War Midshipmen's Monument (about 300 feet away); The English Frigate “Augusta” (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis Walking Tour.
Also see . . . "Capture of HBM Frigate Macedonian by USS United States". by Thomas Chambers, in the Renwick Gallery. (Submitted on February 19, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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