Thursday, October 6

USS Hornet

In an effort to find and offer links to all the Tall Ships of the period out there that we can find, we will, from time to time, offer images and links to the various existing tall ships (or ships under construction) for your enjoyment.

From the USS Hornet's website:  During the War of 1812 this “vicious little ship” gained a reputation for “speedily running her challengers under”. In the entire conflict, she is one of only two vessels whose commanders were awarded Congressional Gold Medals for multiple victories – the other being the legendary USS Constitution herself. 

But victory at sea is only a part of this ship’s amazing story. Through feats of seamanship, daring and perseverance, Hornet’s crew built a heritage of excellence that has resonated through two centuries and remains ingrained in the U.S. Navy today. 

Today, the Naval Heritage Society is on a mission to build a full-scale, fully functional replica of this legendary ship. The completed vessel will serve as home of a revolutionary series of teamwork and leadership programs based on naval discipline and tradition. To learn more about this project, click on the links below. 

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