Catechism of the United States History

Catechism of the United States History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...authorize a regular Marine? In 1775, Congress ordered vessels to be built in the four Colonies of New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. 4. What were the classes, number, and names of the vessels ordered to be built? Five ships, of thirty-two guns each, viz.: the Washington of Pennsylvania, the Raleigh of New Hampshire, the Hancock of Massachusetts, the Randolph of Pennsylvania, and the Warren of Rhode Island. Five ships, of twenty-eight guns each, viz.: the Maryland of Virginia, the TrUmbull of Connecticut, the Effingham of Pennsylvania, the Congress of New York, and the Providence of Rhode Island; and three ships of twenty-four guns each--the Boston of Massachusetts, the Montgomery of New York, and the Delaware of Pennsylvania. 5. What became of these ships? For want of funds, but more for want of materials, to equip them, such as guns, anchors, rigging, fcc., few of them ever got to sea in the service for which they were built. The Congress and the Montgomery were burnt on the Hudson, to prevent their falling into the hands of the British. The Washington and Effingham were burnt by the British themselves; and the Delaware was taken at the capture of Philadelphia. 6. WJw was Commander-in-chief of the Navy? Ezekiel Hopkins, usually called Commodore Hopkins. His pay was one hundred and twenty-five dollars per month. Twenty-four naval officers were appointed under him, with the title of captain. 7. Describe the flags used in the Navy. The flags used on board of some of the ships bore a device representing a pine tree, with a rattlesnake coiled at the root, and ready to strike--The motto, " Don't tread on me." Other vessels adopted the name of the Colony from which they sailed. In 1777, Congress adopted our present national colors. 8....
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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236658078
  • 9781236658074