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Mahan Hall

The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis

 

—Don't Give Up the Ship! —

 
Mahan Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
1. Mahan Hall Marker
Inscription.
U.S. Navy Trophy Flag Collection
Congress in 1814 legislated that all flags captured from an enemy in war by the U.S. Navy would be preserved and sent to Washington. By order of the President this collection was relocated to the Naval Academy in 1849 as an educational and inspirational tool. Twenty-five historic flags captured in the War of 1812 are shown in glass cases in Mahan Hall lobby and in the gallery of the auditorium, including the only captured Royal Standard. Mahan Hall, named for Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, USNA Class of 1859, served as the Academy's library from 1907 to 1973.

"Seas, Lakes and Bay: The Naval War of 1812" exhibition will be featured on the second floor from April 1 to November 3, 2013.
 
Erected by United States Naval Academy. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 38° 59.013′ N, 76° 29.178′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Maryland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Mahan Hall at one end of Stribling Walk at the United States Naval Academy. 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. In Honor of Albert Abraham Michelson
Mahan Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
2. Mahan Hall Marker
(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); Macedonian Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); HMS Macedonian Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The English Frigate “Augusta” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tripoli Monument (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Tripoli Monument (about 400 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.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Mahan Hall Marker seen over the barrel of a cannon captured in the Mexican War image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
3. Mahan Hall Marker seen over the barrel of a cannon captured in the Mexican War
Mahan Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
4. Mahan Hall
The marker is visible in the lower left corner of this photo.
The Constitution & the Guerriere image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
5. The Constitution & the Guerriere
Detail from "USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere,in Action" (Michele F. Corne 1752-1845) From the USNA Museum collection. The captured flag (Center,top) is displayed in Mahan Hall)
Trophy Hall inside Mahan Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
6. Trophy Hall inside Mahan Hall
(Those are state flags lining the walls.)
Tiffany Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
7. Tiffany Plaque
Preservation and Exhibition of the flags shown in this Building authorized by Act of the Congress April 8, 1912. Completed May 1913 under the supervision of Commander William Cary Cole United States Navy, Captain John Henry Gibbons United States Navy Superintendent. (inside the front door of Mahan Hall)
Tiffany Plaque (Detail) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
8. Tiffany Plaque (Detail)
Ex Scientia Tridens: From Science, a Trident image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
9. Ex Scientia Tridens: From Science, a Trident
The trident represents seapower, so the figurative meaning is "From Science Seapower".
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on February 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on February 27, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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