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Shannon Chesapeake fight; Capt Philip Broke's Fighting Sword
An overview by Sim Comfort of the early frigate actions during the War of 1812 with particular reference to the success of USS Constitution. There then follows the fight between HMS Shannon, Capt Broke and USS Chesapeake, Capt Lawrence. Then a detailed account of Capt Broke's fighting sword, possibly the most famous naval fighting sword of the era.