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USS America In Action by CdreJohnPaulJones USS America In Action by CdreJohnPaulJones
The USS America in action against an Imperial Third Rate.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Very good interpretation of a woodcut from the era... She's riding WAY high out of the water.  If Jones had had the support and Live Oak to build her properly, she'd have been the terror of any other nation's 74's.
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midenian-lostie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Beautiful!
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankee!
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AdmiralBeckett Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
You did an amazing job on both the ships! I love the detail on the USS America !
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankee! :ahoy:
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sauronthegreat Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
wasnt there an aircraft acrrier called the uss america shes a kitty hawk class supercarrier and scuttled off of cape hatteras
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sauronthegreat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
woo! i was right! i know lots about ships so i hoped i did
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aye. :)
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Gekster Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
There shall be some damn much of holes to be in need of patching up, but considering the other side, the ship has gotten away in a mighty fine state. Any losses in the crew?
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In the America's crew? Why, there are the one or two that may need to get patched up after a couple of hits from the enemy, but if one can out sail his opponet, then the losses shall be insignifigant and their great.
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Gekster Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
Aye. It did look as if your vessel is having almost no casualties, expert sailing I would say. *chuckle* a few sails in need to be patched, but against such an opponent *bow* Excellent.

Shall you pick any survivors or what is your plan for the ship that ye have battled?

(also on a little account, could you tell me what mistakes there may be with the Formidable @.@. I've little knowledge of the sloops of war and so any help would be great!)
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it was customary to pick up any survivors/those who surrender. It was the gentlemanly thing to do. Then the ship was either taken a prize and her crew kept aboard under watch is in good condition, or scuttled.
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Gekster Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
Good, I was guessing it would be something like it.
It would also be rather uncomely to just see them float by, without offering a helping (however helping it may be) hand to the survivors. Ofcourse those that would wish harm would not fall under the saved lot. Atleast that was where I was coming from when considering it. :) I'm glad it was correct, and thank you for the answer.

Hm how mangled would the ship have to be, to just scuttle it? And concerning the surviving crew, what would happen to them, once the ships docked?

I can't help but feel sorry for the vessel being scuttled, no matter how mangled it may be :/. Those were some beautiful ships!
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner May 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No sailor likes to see a ship sink, even if it is the enemy.

Some ships have been towed back to port dismasted, holed under the waterline, a skeleton crew working like mad to pump out the water and keep afloat. Now, if it was ablaze or really sinking or waaay to big to tow back, then they would be scuttled. But if they were really big and it was safe to carefully sail her, then the captain would put a "prize crew", just enough to man her to the bare minimum, to sail her back to a friendly port.
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Gekster Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
What would happen with the ship once it would reach the port. Well other than probably being fixed up and having it's masts repaced with new? Who'd have first dibs on it? And again as before pardon that I ask so much, but it's really interesting. :).

Oh and about the book you've mentioned. I shall try to find it. If it's really as good, then it's worth to be gotten. Though, might you know if it's only sold over at your place or what be it's origin?
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner May 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you cannot find it locally, then it is avaliable for order online! :D
When a ship is brought into port, it is sold to the yards and the captain recieves the prize money for capturing it. The amount of money awarded depends on the ship's size and value, so a brand new French built two decker would be worth more than an old Spanish brig because it is larger, newer, and a good quality ship. (The French were excellent shipbuilders!) But a Spanish three decker, even if old, would be worth more because Spanish ships tended to be very ornate and expensive.
Once it was repaired, several things could happen:
The officer who brought it in could be promoted to captain it. (If ready for promotion and deserving of it, they also would have to be of an appropriate rank to command it. So a liutenant wouldn't be made captan and given a third rate... too big a jump.)
It could be given to a deserving or needing officer.
Assigned to a certain squadron.
But they were usually sent to England to lay at anchor until it could be used.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
Love the picture old boy! - you can feel the motion and the strain of the tow ships as they pass by one another

but you've taught me about sailing so much over the last year i have to ask- who's causing the gun splashes on americas starboard??? and the windy flags? :D mwahahahaa you taught me too well :D
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd say the poor frigate that got mauled in 3v1... ;)
The pennant on the fore is the broad blue one that bears the mark of an American Commodore, the red and white striped one with the snake on it... another "Don't Tread On Me!" variant, but I like the white one better. :)
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it too early in "time" to have some ironclads in our fleet?? *ducks knife and flintlock shot*
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Inronclads? Where?
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner May 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll take that as a "no ironclads allowed!!" :lmao:
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
wow .reminds me of a saxon song :D

"Built of oak hard as steel master of the sea
Six Thousand yards of sail flies onto liberty
Call to arms man the deck soon the guns will toll
Ram the ball and load the shot the fight will take its toll" ...but it was about an English man'o'war ^^
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, but it fits this ship well! Perhaps the ship's personal tune?
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
well you can always try to teach your navy band performing this song :D
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aye! :D
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tootsiemuppet Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's amazing.
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Thanks! She's a beautiful ship! :ahoy:
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tootsiemuppet Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She certainly is. :D
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Sirnelson Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
Wow excellent your drawing skills are improving every day!!!
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner May 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankee Captain! :ahoy: And you!

For Devia!
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