Sunday, January 9, 2011

USS Revenge: Divers Find Oliver Hazard Perry's 1811 Wreck That Changed US History

USS Revenge: Divers Find Oliver Hazard Perry's 1811 Wreck That Changed US History:

USS Revenge

(NEWSER) – Two hundred years ago yesterday, the USS Revenge hit a reef in heavy fog, and sank into the deep off the coast of Rhode Island. Its captain, legendary naval officer Oliver Hazard Perry, survived and was recommissioned to the Great Lakes, where his victory over the British changed the course of the War of 1812 and US history. Now, amateur divers say they've found the wreckage of the Revenge.

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