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Scrimshaw Replica Whale Tooth " Old Ironsides" For Sale
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We ship as soon as you pay.UPDATE!! OLD IRONSIDES SAILS SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH 2012 ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HER VICTORY OVER THE HMS GUERRIERE IN 1812. THAT BATTLE WON HER THR TITLE "OLD IRONSIDES" WHEN CANNON BALLS BOUNCED OFF HER HULL.THIS IS HER FIRST SAILING UNDER HER OWN POWER SINCE HER 200TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN 1997. SEE THE CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREEPRESS FOR THE FULL STORY.
You are offerding on a RESIN replica sperm whale tooth Scrimshaw. It is7 inches long measured along the outside edge.
The details are BEYOND excellent. TheSHIP "USS CONSTITUTION" ALSO KNOWN AS "OLD IRONSIDES" BECAUSE CANNON BALLS BOUNCED OFF THE SIDE IF THE SHIP!!
The Constitution was almost sent to the scrap yard for the lumber but was saved because of a massive outpouring of public support to save the grand old ship. She served in many naval battles and served our country with great distinction.
First Barbary War:
One of thirty-six lieutenants retained by the US Navy, Decatur was assigned to the frigate USS Essex as first lieutenant in 1801. Part of Commodore Richard Dale's squadron, Essex sailed to the Mediterranean to deal with those Barbary states that were preying upon American shipping. After subsequent service aboard USS New York, Decatur returned the US and took command of the new brig USS Argus. Sailing across the Atlantic to Gibraltar, he turned the ship over to Lieutenant Isaac Hull and was given command of the 12-gun schooner USS Enterprise.
On December 23, 1803, Enterprise and the frigate USS Constitution captured the Tripolitan ketch Mastico after a sharp fight. Renamed Intrepid, the ketch was given to Decatur for use in a daring raid to destroy the frigate USS Philadelphia which had run aground and been captured in Tripoli harbor in October. At 7:00 PM on February 16, 1804, Intrepid, disguised as a Maltese merchant ship and flying British colors, entered Tripoli harbor. Claiming that they had lost their anchors in a storm, Decatur asked permission to tie up alongside the captured frigate.
As the two ships touched, Decatur stormed aboard Philadelphia with sixty men. Fighting with swords and pikes, they took control of the ship and began preparations to burn it. With combustibles in place, Philadelphia was set on fire. Waiting until he was sure the fire had taken hold, Decatur was the last to leave the burning ship. Escaping the scene in Intrepid, Decatur and his men successfully evaded fire from the harbor's defenses and reached the open sea. When he heard of Decatur's achievement, Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson called it "the most bold and daring act of the age."
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Scrimshaw Replica Whale Tooth " Old Ironsides" : $29