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|408k||A modern rendering of the six vessels of the U.S. Exploring Expedition assembled at Orange Bay, near Cape Horn, in February 1839. Shown from the left are the schooner Sea Gull at anchor; the flagship USS Vincennes in the foreground, hoisting out her launch; the schooner Flying Fish under way, shifting her anchoring ground; the sloop-of-war USS Peacock with her hands furling sail; the brig USS Porpoise standing in and shortening sail, preparing to anchor; and the store ship USS Relief in the distance with her upper yards sent down, preparing to distribute provisions. Artist unknown.
From "Sea of Glory: The Epic South Seas Expedition 1838-42" by Nathaniel Philbrick.
|137k||USS Relief narrowly avoiding disaster at Noir Island just off the western entrance to the Strait of Magellan while assigned to the United States South Sea Surveying and Exploring Expedition.
From the narrative, courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Library, contained in the "Sea of Glory: The Epic South Seas Expedition 1838-42" by Nathaniel Philbrick.
|223k||"The Great Expedition -- The Vessels at Anchor at Hampton Roads Previous to the Departure". Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly,
July-December 1861 volume, page 725. It consists of two views of Flag Officer DuPont's squadron at Hampton Roads, VA., prior to leaving, 29 October 1861 to capture Port Royal, S.C.
Ships and geographical features, as identified below the images, are (upper engraving, from left to right):
steamer SS Marion,
steamer SS Ben Deford,
USS Pawnee, and
new ("90-Day") gunboats. (lower engraving, from left to right):
steam tug (foreground),
steamer Winfield Scott,
steamer SS Baltic,
USS R.B. Forbes,
steamer SS Oriental,
steamer SS Matanzas,
steamer SS Philadelphia,
and the Rip Raps.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo #: NH 59317
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