Chesapeake and the Shannon (II), The [Laws J21]

DESCRIPTION: A sailor on H.M.S. Shannon narrates how, on the "fourth" (!) of June, his ship sailed out to meet the U.S.S. Chesapeake. After only ten minutes of fighting the British (who claim to have been outnumbered) board the American and strike her colours
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Creighton/Senior)
KEYWORDS: war sailor ship battle navy
June 1, 1813 - Battle between the Chesapeake and the Shannon
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Laws J21, "The Chesapeake and the Shannon II"
Creighton/Senior, pp. 266-267, "Chesapeake and Shannon" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1891
cf. "The Chesapeake and the Shannon (I), (III), (IV), (V)" (plot)
NOTES [20 words]: For the background on the Chesapeake/Shannon fight, see the notes on "The Chesapeake and the Shannon (I)" [Laws J20]. - RBW
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File: LJ21

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