The "Constitution" and the War of 1812. The oak timbers seemed impervious to the pounding of enemy cannon balls, as if the sides were made of iron. The ship was immortalized by Oliver Wendell Holmes in his poem, "Old Ironsides." Commanded by Commodore William Bainbridge, the "Constitution" annihilated the British frigate "Java." On Feb. 18, 1815, Capt. Charles Stewart commanding, defeated the British heavy corvette "Cyane," and the sloop of war "Levant."

Why was the American frigate called “Old Ironsides? The American frigate was called “Old Ironsides” because the British shot bounced of the side of the ship like it was made of iron.

USS Constellation, 1854, a sloop-of-war, the only ship left that had active service during the Civil War.

“USS CONSTELLATION on Patrol” Patrick O’Brien Oil 24 x a sloop-of-war, the only ship left in 1854 that had active service during the Civil War.

USS Kearsarge, a Mohican-class sloop-of-war, is best known for her defeat of the Confederate commerce raider CSS Alabama during the American Civil War. Description from quazoo.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

USS Kearsarge was a Mohican-class screw-sloop built during the American Civil War. Ordered to European waters, Kearsarge famously defeated the Confederate raider CSS Alabama on June Kearsarge remained in service until when it ran aground on Roncador Cay.

Example British sloop-of-war

Example British sloop-of-war

Sloop of War

Sloop of War

Historic Naval Ships Visitors Guide - United States Sloop of War Constellation

Jim Gray (1932-      )  British Sloop of War  (Watercolor from the historical series of paintings of ships in Mobile Bay)

Jim Gray ) British Sloop of War (Watercolor from the historical series of paintings of ships in Mobile Bay)

Action Between U.s. Sloop-of-war wasp And H.m. Brig-of-war frolic Painting

Richard Willis , Action Between U. Sloop-of-War "Wasp" and H. Brig-of-War "Frolic", 1812

"Back when the ships were made of wood and The men that served om them were made of Iron" ~USS Consellation

July 1854 – USS Constellation the last all-sail warship built by the United States Navy, is commissioned.

Capture of the El Gamo, the historical event upon which the capture of the Cacafuego is based

Aubrey-Maturin in Brief 1: Master and Commander

"el Diablo" Thomas Cochrane's commerce raiding cruise in the Western Mediterranean reached its climax when his brig sloop “Speedy” met with the Spanish xebec frigate “El Gamo”, dispatched to put a stop to Cochrane’s game.

USS Kearsarge, a Mohican-class sloop-of war, is best known for her defeat of the Confederate commerce raider CSS Alabama during the American Civil War. The Kearsarge was the only ship of the United States Navy named for Mount Kearsarge in New Hampshire.

USS Kearsarge, a Mohican-class sloop-of war, is best known for her defeat of the Confederate commerce raider CSS Alabama during the American Civil War. The Kearsarge was the only ship of the United States Navy named for Mount Kearsarge in New Hampshire.

Lot-3305-18: U.S. Navy sloop of war, USS Hartford (1859-1926), port view. Photographed by K. Loeffler, 1909. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. (2016/06/03).

Navy sloop of war, USS Hartford port view. Loeffler, Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Configuration of typical brig-sloop.  In the 1770s, the two-masted sloop re-appeared in a new guise as the brig sloop. The successor to the former snow sloops, brig sloops had two masts while ship sloops continued to have three (since a brig is a two-masted, square-rigged vessel and a ship is a square-rigger with three or more masts, though invariably only three in that period).

Configuration of typical brig-sloop. In the 1770s, the two-masted sloop re-appeared in a new guise as the brig sloop. The successor to the former snow sloops, brig sloops had two masts while ship sloops continued to have three (since a brig is a two-masted, square-rigged vessel and a ship is a square-rigger with three or more masts, though invariably only three in that period).

ArtStation - Pearl Harbor, Dave Seeley

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December Key reason the United States joined WWII.

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