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A perspective view of the loss of the U.S. frigate Philadelphia in which is represented her relative position to the Tripolitan gunboats ...

A perspective view of the loss of the U.S. frigate Philadelphia in whi...

Photograph shows Tripolitan gun boats firing on the U.S.S. Philadelphia and during the Tripolitan Wars, 1803. Title from item. Original engraving by Charles Denoon not in LC collection, which has only a blac... more

United States & Macedonian

United States & Macedonian

Preliminary drawing for an oil painting showing the sea battle between the USS United States, under the command of Stephen Decatur, and HMS Macedonian off the coast of Maderia on October 25, 1812. Title from it... more

Ship United States

Ship United States

Detail drawing showing how the hull of the USS United States, under the command of Stephen Decatur, sails in the water.

Constitution's escape from the British squadron after a chase of sixty hours / M. Cornè p. ; W. Hoogland sc.

Constitution's escape from the British squadron after a chase of sixty...

Print shows rowboats towing the USS Constitution away from the British fleet as the British frigate Belvidera fires it's cannons. In the background, rowboats tow the British frigate Shannon. Other ships in the ... more

The National barber

The National barber

Print shows a sailor, identitied elsewhere as Samuel W. Dewey, having sawn the head of Andrew Jackson off the figurehead of the U.S.S. Constitution, passes it to another sailor awaiting in a rowboat alongside t... more

The explosion of the United States Steam Frigate Missouri, at Gibralter [sic], Aug. 26th, 1843 To Captn. Sir George Sartorius and the Officers of the H.M.S. Malabar--this print is respectfully dedicated by their obedient servant, Edmund Fry / / drawn by E. Duncan, from a sketch made on the spot by Lieut. G.P. Mands, T.G. Dutton lith.; Day & Haghe lithrs. to the Queen.

The explosion of the United States Steam Frigate Missouri, at Gibralte...

Crew of H.M.S. Malabar (foreground, left) watch as USS Missouri explodes and burns in the distance from accidental fire after completing first trans-Atlantic voyage of a U.S. steam powered ship the day prior.

The Leap for Life

The Leap for Life

Music cover showing broadside view of US Navy warship. LOT subdivision subject: Clipper Ships. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by B. Covert. Engraving by Stratton. ... more

[U.S.S. Susquehanna, Commodore Perry's flag ship, full starboard view]

[U.S.S. Susquehanna, Commodore Perry's flag ship, full starboard view]

Drawing is on the "Susquehanna & Mississippil Scroll", depicting Perry's expedition to Japan. Watercolor drawing Taguchi Shumpei. Title devised by Library staff.

[Port views of the U.S.S. Susquehanna and the U.S.S. Mississippi understeam]

[Port views of the U.S.S. Susquehanna and the U.S.S. Mississippi under...

Drawings are panels one and two of the "Machinery scroll' depicting Perry's expedition to Japan, 1853. Watercolor by a contemporary Japanese artist. Title devised by Library staff.

United States "Auxiliary Screw" steam frigate "Merrimac" 60 guns. Off the entrance to New York harbour / T.G. Dutton, del et lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen.

United States "Auxiliary Screw" steam frigate "Merrimac" 60 guns. Off ...

Print showing a broadside view of the port side of the steam frigate U.S.S. Merrimack undersail near the entrance to New York harbor. Includes measurements for length, breadth, weight, and horse power. Title fr... more

Dinner given to the Japanese commissioners on board U.S.S.F. Powhatan / from nature by W. Heine ; Js. Queen del. ; P.S. Duval & Co., Philada.

Dinner given to the Japanese commissioners on board U.S.S.F. Powhatan ...

Print shows a banquet given for the Japanese commissioners on board the U.S.S. Powhatan, possibly in the bay at Edo (Tokyo). Title from item. Plate from: Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to t... more

United States "Auxiliary Screw" steam frigate "Merrimac" 60 guns. Off the entrance to New York harbour / T.G. Dutton, del et lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to [the Queen].

United States "Auxiliary Screw" steam frigate "Merrimac" 60 guns. Off ...

Print showing a broadside view of the port side of the steam frigate U.S.S. Merrimack undersail near the entrance to New York harbor. Title from item.

President and Plantagenet

President and Plantagenet

Print shows the USS President sailing to the left, in the foreground, and the HMS Plantagenet, on the right, in the background. Title from item. Inscribed below image: "President". Published in The Naval battle... more

Action between the Constitution and the Guerriere / Chapin ; Rogers.

Action between the Constitution and the Guerriere / Chapin ; Rogers.

Print shows HMS Guerriere without masts in the aftermath of battle with the USS Constitution. Title from item.

US Navy (USN) Captain (CAPT) Charles M. Gaouette (right), Commanding Officer of the USN Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis), USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52), is awarded an 1860 Navy Officer's cutlass replica, during a ceremonial dinner held in the ship's honor at the Historic Public Library at Redondo Beach, California (CA). The BUNKER HILL is anchored off the coast of Redondo Beach, California (CA), in the Pacific Ocean, hosting ship tours for various local groups and media as part of "Navy Days Los Angeles."

US Navy (USN) Captain (CAPT) Charles M. Gaouette (right), Commanding O...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Redondo Beach State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Elizabeth Thompson, USN Release Status: ... more

U.S.S. Wabash

U.S.S. Wabash

No. 4939. Title from item. Mounted with four other photographs and one print. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Crew on deck of U.S.S. Colorado

Crew on deck of U.S.S. Colorado

No. 4455. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Gun crew on deck of U.S.S. Miami, [i.e. Mendota] James River, Va.

Gun crew on deck of U.S.S. Miami, [i.e. Mendota] James River, Va.

No. B504. Title from item. Additional information from similar image, 111-B-374, held at the National Archives. Hand written on verso: "See Miller, vol. 6, page 275". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

On deck of U.S.S. New Hampshire off Charleston, S.C.

On deck of U.S.S. New Hampshire off Charleston, S.C.

No. 4956. Title from item. Mounted with four other photographs and one print. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

U.S.S. Pawnee

U.S.S. Pawnee

No. 4940. Title from item. Mounted with four other photographs and one other print. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

U.S.S. Mendota

U.S.S. Mendota

Title from item.

On deck of U.S.S. New Hampshire off Charleston, S.C.

On deck of U.S.S. New Hampshire off Charleston, S.C.

No. 4957. Title from item. Mounted with four other photographs and one print. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[U.S.S. Casco, light draft monitor, in the James River]

[U.S.S. Casco, light draft monitor, in the James River]

Title devised by library staff. See also: LOT 4182, no. 76. Gift; George Holmes; July 26, 1941.

On deck of U.S.S. New Hampshire off Charleston, S.C.

On deck of U.S.S. New Hampshire off Charleston, S.C.

No. 4954. Title from item. Mounted with four other photographs and one print. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

A gun crew on deck of U.S.S. Mendota, James River, Va.

A gun crew on deck of U.S.S. Mendota, James River, Va.

Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

U.S. gunboat Lexington [i.e. Tyler] - Mississippi River Fleet

U.S. gunboat Lexington [i.e. Tyler] - Mississippi River Fleet

Photograph shows a Union timberclad, the U.S.S. Tyler. No. 3122. Title from item. Cited in Miller, vol. I, p. 203, as the U.S.S. Tyler. "U.S. Army Military History Institute also identifies it as (U.S.S) Tyler"... more

On deck of U.S.S. Vermont off Charleston, S.C.

On deck of U.S.S. Vermont off Charleston, S.C.

No. 4959. Title from item. Mounted with three other photographs and two prints. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

U.S. gunboat Tyler - Mississippi River Fleet

U.S. gunboat Tyler - Mississippi River Fleet

Photograph shows a Union timberclad, the U.S.S. Tyler. No. 3127. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. I, p. 189". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

U.S.S. Mendota, James River, Va.

U.S.S. Mendota, James River, Va.

No. B203. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

On deck of U.S.S. Vermont off Charleston, S.C.

On deck of U.S.S. Vermont off Charleston, S.C.

No. 4960. Title from item. Mounted with three other photographs and two prints. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Officers on deck of U.S.S. Mendota, James River, Va.

Officers on deck of U.S.S. Mendota, James River, Va.

No. B265. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Commander James H. Strong of U.S.S. Mohawk, Flag, and Monongahela in uniform with sword] / J. Gurney & Son, 707 Broadway, N.Y.

[Commander James H. Strong of U.S.S. Mohawk, Flag, and Monongahela in ...

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2016; (DLC/PP-2016:144) Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress). pp/liljpaper

[Ironclad USS Essex at Baton Rouge, Louisiana]

[Ironclad USS Essex at Baton Rouge, Louisiana]

Title devised by Library staff. Probably photographed by McPherson & Oliver. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.... more

Side Elevation of the U.S.S. Monitor

Side Elevation of the U.S.S. Monitor

This drawing shows the Ericsson battery of two guns of 12 - inch caliber. Ship Design and Construction Drawings

[Morris Island, South Carolina. Unidentified camp]

[Morris Island, South Carolina. Unidentified camp]

Photo shows tents and soldiers on beach of Morris Island. In distance, ironclads, including USS New Ironsides and five monitor-class warships are in action against Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie in Charleston ha... more

Gunboat Tyler, where W.W. Stuart served during the Civil War

Gunboat Tyler, where W.W. Stuart served during the Civil War

Photograph shows timberclad steamer gunboat USS Tyler with crew on deck. Title from item. Tax stamp on verso. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2014; (DLC/PP 2014:202) More information about this collection is available a... more

[Civil War envelope showing woman holding flag with message "For the Union" and USS New Hampshire]

[Civil War envelope showing woman holding flag with message "For the U...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. Elizabeth D. Stebbings, Waterloo, Seneca County, N.Y.; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). pp/liljmem

Plan of the assault on Ft. Wagner, July 11th 1863.

Plan of the assault on Ft. Wagner, July 11th 1863.

Detail of Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, Charleston S.C., showing Confederate Fort Wagner being shelled by the U.S.S. Monitor. Also shown is the daylight assault of Gen. George C. Strong against the heavily... more

Chart of the battle off Cherbourg.

Chart of the battle off Cherbourg.

The map charts the course of the two ships in Cherbourg Harbor and in the British Channel off the coast of Cherbourg, France. Made by the British for the Confederacy and captained by Raphael Semmes the C.S.S. A... more

"Powder monkey" on U.S.S. New Hampshire, off Charleston, S.C.

"Powder monkey" on U.S.S. New Hampshire, off Charleston, S.C.

Young man or boy leaning against cannon. No. 4955. Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). Original glass negative is: LC-B811-4016

Last of the Alabama Commodore Winslows grand victory march. Respectfully inscribed to the crew of the Kearsarge / / L.N. Rosenthal lith.

Last of the Alabama Commodore Winslows grand victory march. Respectful...

Print shows the battle between the USS Kearsarge and the CSS Alabama off the coast of France, with a private British yacht "Deerhound" nearby; the Alabama is foundering and its crew is being rescued by the Kear... more

U.S.S. "Hunchback." James River, Va. Commanded by Act[in]g Master E. K. Valentine.

U.S.S. "Hunchback." James River, Va. Commanded by Act[in]g Master E. K...

Photograph shows the officers and sailors of the steam-powered gunboat on its decks. Title from item. Purchase; Gary Edwards Gallery 2011; (DLC/PP-2011:114). Was AP1003.

Map showing entrance to Mobile Bay and course taken by Union fleet.

Map showing entrance to Mobile Bay and course taken by Union fleet.

Map shows Confederate fortifications (Forts Powell, Gaines, Morgan) and the location of Union fleet in Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. On August 5, Union Admiral Farragut attempted to lead several ships int... more

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: PC 156..Description: The ship Wilson sailed on to and from Europe for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hooven..Size: 3x5..Mediu... more

Admiral Dahlgren and staff on board U.S.S. Pawnee, off Charleston, S.C.

Admiral Dahlgren and staff on board U.S.S. Pawnee, off Charleston, S.C...

"65" inscribed on photograph. Title from item. Alternate title, photographer, and date from Catalogue of photographic incidents of the war, from the gallery of Alexander Gardner...by Bob Zeller, published by th... more

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 182 ..Description: President Wilson on the bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington en route to England and Paris for the Peace Conference. .From left to right: Edith Benham (Secretary to ... more

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: CTG 00019..Description: President Wilson boarding the U.S.S. George Washington, likely leaving from the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Potomac Books, Cary T. Gra... more

Dalgren [i.e. Dahlgren], Admiral and his staff on U.S.S. Pawnee

Dalgren [i.e. Dahlgren], Admiral and his staff on U.S.S. Pawnee

Title from item. Alternate title, photographer, and date from Catalogue of photographic incidents of the war, from the gallery of Alexander Gardner...by Bob Zeller, published by the Center for Civil War Photogr... more

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 2395..Description: U.S.S. George Washington at sea...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by John Zilliox..Size: 3x5..Medium: Photocopy, Black and White..Date: 1918?

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 2395..Description: U.S.S. George Washington at sea...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by John Zilliox..Size: 3x5..Medium: Photocopy, Black and White..Date: 1918?

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 182 ..Description: President Wilson on the bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington en route to England and Paris for the Peace Conference. .From left to right: Edith Benham (Secretary to ... more

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 182 ..Description: President Wilson on the bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington en route to England and Paris for the Peace Conference. .From left to right: Edith Benham (Secretary to ... more

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: CTG 00019..Description: President Wilson boarding the U.S.S. George Washington, likely leaving from the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Potomac Books, Cary T. Gra... more

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 2395..Description: U.S.S. George Washington at sea...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by John Zilliox..Size: 3x5..Medium: Photocopy, Black and White..Date: 1918?

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: PC 156..Description: The ship Wilson sailed on to and from Europe for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hooven..Size: 3x5..Mediu... more

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: CTG 00019..Description: President Wilson boarding the U.S.S. George Washington, likely leaving from the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Potomac Books, Cary T. Gra... more

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: PC 156..Description: The ship Wilson sailed on to and from Europe for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hooven..Size: 3x5..Mediu... more

The ram of MONITOR CAMANCHE, San Francisco

The ram of MONITOR CAMANCHE, San Francisco

Men standing above bow of USS MONITOR CAMANCHE. The Library holds only one photo from a pair published as a stereographic view. Gems of California scenery, no. 155. LOT subdivision subject: USS Monitor Camanche... more

Photograph of U.S.S. President Lincoln

Photograph of U.S.S. President Lincoln

Naval History Photographs (Bureau of Ships)