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ALEXANDER the Great - Figurehead of the British Frigate Macedonian at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland
by Edward Berge (click name for more of that artist's work)

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With Mahan Hall in the background

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With Mahan Hall in the background

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A small bit of Bancroft Hall is visible in the background.

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FIGUREHEAD & 4 - 18 POUNDERS OF THE BRITISH FRIGATE MACEDONIAN CAPTURED OCTOBER 25TH 1812 BY THE UNITED STATES FRIGATE UNITED STATES UNDER COMMAND OF CAPTAIN STEPHEN DECATUR UNITED STATES NAVY

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CAPTURE OF THE MACEDONIAN
THE AMERICAN FRIGATE UNITED STATES
COMMODORE STEPHEN DECATUR, CRUISING BETWEEN THE AZORES AND CAPE VERDE ISLANDS ON OCTOBER 25, 1812 WAS SIGHTED BY THE BRITISH FRIGATE MACEDONIAN. CAPTAIN JOHN S CARDEN AND THE TWO SHIPS JOINED ACTION. A SANGUINARY FIGHT WAS MAINTAINED WHEN AFTER TWO HOURS THE MACEDONIAN LOSING HER MIZZENMAST AND MAIN TOPMAST BECAME UNMANAGEABLE AND WITH [104] CASUALITIES OUT OF A TOTAL OF 254 AND MANY OF HER GUNS DISABLED HAULED DOWN HER COLORS.

RESTORED 1967
THE CLASS OF 1925

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Medium: Bronze, Wood
Artist:
Edward Berge (click name for more of that artist's work)
Related subjects: Military Services
Location: Maryland Ave & Stribling Walk (In front of Mahan Hall) Washington, D.C. Suburbs Maryland, US Naval Academy

Nearest Metro: New Carrollton (Orange) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number 75005839 also control # 75005879 (FIGUREHEAD & RELIEF RESPECTIVELY) (dcMem ID #3240 )

Links & other sources
Wikipedia article on USNA
Boat-links website on the Macedonian
USNA website
Maryland Military Monuments Commission

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