Divers find ship wrecked 200 years ago

Date: 31/12/2010



A team of divers claim to have discovered the remains of the USS Revenge, a ship commanded by US navy hero Oliver Hazard Perry and wrecked off Rhode Island in 1811. Perry is known for defeating the British in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie off the shores of Ohio, Michigan and Ontario in the War of 1812 and for the line ‘I have met the enemy and they are ours.’ His battle flag bore the phrase ‘Don’t give up the ship,’ and to this day is still a symbol of the Navy. The divers found four 107-centimetre-long cannons, an anchor, canister shot, and other metal objects that they are 99% sure come from the Revenge.

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