HMS Macedonian Monument

HMS Macedonian Monument (HM173L)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21401 Anne Arundel County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 59.001', W 76° 29.155'

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The Naval War of 1812

— Don't Give Up The Ship —

Figurehead of HMS Macedonian.

The classical head represents Alexander, the Macedonian who ruled Greece and much of the known world in the 4th century BC. It was carved in wood in 1810 to decorate the bow of the British warship named Macedonian. On October 25, 1812 west of the Canary Islands, the USS United States, commanded by Captain Stephen Decatur, captured the British ship in a two and a half hour battle. Its flag and figurehead were saved and preserved. the ship itself was repaired and served as an American warship until 1835.

The original figurehead will be in the exhibition in Mahan Hall. An exact replica in bronze has been donated by the Naval Academy Class of 1973 and will be displayed in this location.
HM NumberHM173L
Placed ByUnited States Naval Academy
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 11:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 371298 N 4315978
Decimal Degrees38.98335000, -76.48591667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.001', W 76° 29.155'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 0.06" N, 76° 29' 9.30" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301, 443, 202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Maryland Ave, Annapolis MD 21401, US
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