The Constitution and Guerrier

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This image depicts a naval battle between two ships. Each ship flies its colors in three flags prominently displayed, although one of the American flags appears to have only stripes. Cannon smoke obscures the back of the British ship and billows towards the American ship, where it curls and disperses among the sails. The back mast of the British ship—significantly topped by one of the British flags—is collapsing in a wreck of loose ropes and tattered sails.3This image depicts a naval battle between two ships. Each ship flies its colors in three flags prominently displayed, although one of the American flags appears to have only stripes. Cannon smoke obscures the back of the British ship and billows towards the American ship, where it curls and disperses among the sails. The back mast of the British ship—significantly topped by one of the British flags—is collapsing in a wreck of loose ropes and tattered sails.