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Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

U.S. Naval Academy Museum

The Naval War of 1812

 

—Don't Give Up The Ship —

 
U.S. Naval Academy Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
1. U.S. Naval Academy Museum Marker
Inscription. Founded as the Naval School Lyceum in 1845, this is among the nation's oldest museums. It contains two full floors of exhibitions. There is extensive coverage on the War of 1812 on the first floor to the left. Inside, too, is the original signal flag with the famous words "Don't Give Up the Ship" used to begin the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813.

Upstairs is the fabulous Henry Huddleston Rogers Collection of Ship Models dating from 1650 to 1850. There is a gift shop in the basement.

HMS Cyane Carronades

The two short cannons on either side of the steps were removed from the ship captured by USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides," in February 1815. Cyane was repaired and taken into U.S. Navy service. The short range, low velocity carronade takes its name from the 18th century Carron ironworks in Scotland where they were first made.
 
Erected by United States Naval Academy. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 38° 58.956′ N, 76° 29.22′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Maryland Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is in front of Preble Hall, 118 Maryland Avenue, on the U.S. Naval Academy Grounds.
U.S. Naval Academy Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
2. U.S. Naval Academy Museum Marker
Photo ID is required to enter the 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. The English Frigate “Augusta” (within shouting distance of this marker); San Cayetano (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish 18-Pounder (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); Old Fashioned Anchors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Honor of Albert Abraham Michelson (about 300 feet away); Commander William Lewis Herndon (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.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Don't Give Up The Ship Flag image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
3. Don't Give Up The Ship Flag
(Photo by Christopher Becker)
Preble Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
4. Preble Hall
Cyane Carronade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
5. Cyane Carronade
Cyane Carronade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
6. Cyane Carronade
Cyane Carronade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
7. Cyane Carronade
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 20, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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