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USS Constitution Under Sail

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Tour of the USS Constitution

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Cutting out the Sandwich

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In May, 1800, the USS Constitution, commanded by Captain Silas Talbot, looked into the neutral port of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, (pictured above) and found a French privateer, the former British packet Sandwich, sheltered there. Captain Talbot tells the story:

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USS Constitution Under Sail

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