American's First Conflict: The Quasi-War: Frigate USS Constellation

American's First Conflict: The Quasi-War

American's First Conflict: The Quasi-War: Frigate USS Constellation

American's First Conflict: The Quasi-War

American's First Conflict: The Quasi-War

Scene depicting the action of 9 February when the USS Constellation (left), commanded by Captain Thomas Truxtun, captured the French frigate L'Insurgente (right).

Hallo ihr Lieben!  Ich habe mal wieder gebacken. Dieses Mal keine Regenbogentorte, sondern einen Regenbogenkuchen. Eigentlich war der ganz simpel geplant - so wie ihn viele machen. Einfach ein paar Farben mixen und nacheinander in die Form füllen, so dass man am Ende quasi einen großen Regenbogen hat.

Hallo ihr Lieben! Ich habe mal wieder gebacken. Dieses Mal keine Regenbogentorte, sondern einen Regenbogenkuchen. Eigentlich war der ganz simpel geplant - so wie ihn viele machen. Einfach ein paar Farben mixen und nacheinander in die Form füllen, so dass man am Ende quasi einen großen Regenbogen hat.

In the late 1790s, the United States and Revolutionary France began fighting an undeclared naval war known as the “Quasi War.” With only a small naval force available at the time, U.S. authorities called on the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service to protect American merchantmen and defend them against French privateers.

In the late 1790s, the United States and Revolutionary France began fighting an undeclared naval war known as the “Quasi War.” With only a small naval force available at the time, U.S. authorities called on the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service to protect American merchantmen and defend them against French privateers.

Based on records and documents, this modern profile view shows the cutter Eagle, which fought in the Quasi-War with France. Coast Guard Collection.

Based on records and documents, this modern profile view shows the cutter Eagle, which fought in the Quasi-War with France. Coast Guard Collection.

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry - about 1807 - Joseph Wood (American, 1778–1830) - Dimensions: 2 15/16 x 2 3/8 in., Watercolor on ivory. Oliver Hazard Perry (1785 – 1819) was an American naval commander, born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.  Perry served in the West Indies during the Quasi War with France, the Mediterranean during the Barbary Wars, in the Caribbean fighting piracy & the slave trade, but is most noted for his heroic role in the War of 1812 during the Battle of Lake Erie.

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry - about 1807 - Joseph Wood (American, 1778–1830) - Dimensions: 2 15/16 x 2 3/8 in., Watercolor on ivory. Oliver Hazard Perry (1785 – 1819) was an American naval commander, born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Perry served in the West Indies during the Quasi War with France, the Mediterranean during the Barbary Wars, in the Caribbean fighting piracy & the slave trade, but is most noted for his heroic role in the War of 1812 during the Battle of Lake Erie.

This painting of the Cutter Eagle capturing privateer Le Bon Pierre illustrates the activities carried out by revenue cutters during the Quasi-War. Coast Guard Collection.

This painting of the Cutter Eagle capturing privateer Le Bon Pierre illustrates the activities carried out by revenue cutters during the Quasi-War. Coast Guard Collection.

USS Constellation - Original six frigates of the United States Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

USS Constellation - Original six frigates of the United States Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Capt  Isaac Hull who in 1812 commanded the America’s flagship, USS Constitution, and captured and destroyed the British brig Adeona.

Capt Isaac Hull who in 1812 commanded the America’s flagship, USS Constitution, and captured and destroyed the British brig Adeona.

Thomas Truxtun was an American naval officer after the Revolutionary War, when he served as a privateer, who rose to the rank of commodore in the late eighteenth century and later served in the Quasi War with France and the First Barbary War in North Africa. He was one of the first six commanders appointed to the new US Navy by President Washington. During his naval career he commanded a number of famous US naval ships including USS Constellation and USS President.

Thomas Truxtun was an American naval officer after the Revolutionary War, when he served as a privateer, who rose to the rank of commodore in the late eighteenth century and later served in the Quasi War with France and the First Barbary War in North Africa. He was one of the first six commanders appointed to the new US Navy by President Washington. During his naval career he commanded a number of famous US naval ships including USS Constellation and USS President.

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