Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Search result for ship name: detroit
Detroit: HMS Detroit; corvette; Length: 132 ft (overall), 92 ft 6 in between perpendiculars; Beam: 26 ft; Depth of hold: 11ft; Draft: 12ft; 305 displacement tons; Comp: 150; Armament: 1x24pdr carronade, 2x24pdr, 1x18pdr pivoting, 6x12pdr, 8x9pdr; Amherstburg, Ontario; 1813

Commissioned by King George III in honor of the capture of Fort Detroit, her career in the Royal Navy was very short as she was almost immediately captured by an American fleet under the flag of Oliver Hazard Perry on September 10, 1813 during The Battle of Lake Erie near Put-In-Bay. The battle gave the US full control over Lake Erie. She grounded and was wrecked in 1841 when an attempt to send her over Niagara Falls as a 'spectacle' failed miserably.

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1902 model of HMS Detroit.

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