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  Battle of the Chesapeake biography .ms (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Battle of the Chesapeake was a crucial naval battle in the American Revolutionary War which occurred near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay on September 5, 1781 between a British fleet led by Rear Admiral Thomas Graves and a French fleet led by Read Admiral Comte de Grasse.
The actual battle ended at sunset on September 5, but for several days afterwards the two fleets continued to maneuver within sight of each other, as ships on both sides carried out repairs and waited for an opportunity to resume the fight.
Although the actual naval battle was inconclusive, the Battle of the Chesapeake was a major strategic victory for the French because of its consequences for the land campaign.
www.biography.ms.cob-web.org:8888 /Battle_of_the_Chesapeake.html   (969 words)

 The Mariners' Museum : Birth of the U.S. Navy
Seeking protection from arrest, all four runaway sailors enlisted on the U.S. frigate Chesapeake, which was in Portsmouth preparing for a cruise to the Mediterranean.
As the Chesapeake cleared port and sailed by Cape Henry, she was approached by HMS Leopard, commanded by Captain Salisbury Humphreys.
was unprepared for battle, and in her state of panic and confusion, little was done to resist.
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 BATTLE OF THE PHILIPPINE SEA Spruance's Decision (D Llewellyn James)
The Battle of the Philippine Sea contributed as much to victory as if Ozawa's fleet had been destroyed; for without its air arm the fleet was crippled, and the six carriers that survived were useful only as decoys to lure another American admiral to do what Spruance had declined to do.
In the naval battle of the Chesapeake, on 5 September of that year, Admiral de Grasse defeated an inferior fleet under Admiral Thomas Graves that threatened to break into the Chesapeake and raise the siege of Yorktown.
The battle itself was not tactically decisive since Graves lost but one of his nineteen capital ships, and De Grasse was criticized for not renewing action.
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 City of Chesapeake Economic Development - Chesapeake Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
While that means Chesapeake was incorporated less than four decades ago, the city shares with the rest of Hampton Roads in a historical heritage as rich as any in the country, beginning nearly four centuries ago.
Chesapeake's Dismal Swamp Canal, first envisioned by George Washington in 1763, is now on the National Registry of Historic Places and part of the scenic Intracoastal Waterway.
The entire Hampton Roads area was a major strategic focus during the Civil War, with the "Battle of the Ironclads" taking place in the Port of Hampton Roads and forever changing the face of naval warfare.
www.yeschesapeake.com /chesapeake_history.html   (250 words)

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The Norfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake, Virginia was organized on October 10, 1963, the same year that the City of Chesapeake was formed through the merger of Norfolk County and the City of South Norfolk.
The society is committed to the preservation and dissemination of the history of the city of Chesapeake and surrounding areas.
The records housed in care of Chesapeake's Clerk of the Circuit Court are the oldest records held by any of the four cities that were once Lower Norfolk County; they date back to 1637 and the first court held in the jurisdiction.
www.chesapeake.lib.va.us /Wallace/nchs.htm   (440 words)

 Chesapeake Bay Summary
Chesapeake Bay is a complex system, composed of numerous habitats and environmental gradients.
While the Chesapeake Bay is used primarily as a transportation corridor, its natural resources rank a close second in importance to humans.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel spans a 23 mile (37 km) section of the Bay at near its mouth.
www.bookrags.com /Chesapeake_Bay   (2566 words)

 Military.com Content
Only one ship was sunk in the Battle of the Chesapeake Capes, but strategically, it helped decide a war.
In the spring of 1781, a French battle fleet was fighting the British for control of the Caribbean sugar islands, the main source of overseas wealth for Europe's colonial powers.
In the Battle of Camden, the American army was routed, leaving Georgia and South Carolina firmly in British hands.
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The Battle of Trafalgar, (French: la bataille de Trafalgar, Spanish: la batalla de Trafalgar) fought on 21 October 1805, was the most significant naval engagement of the Napoleonic Wars and the pivotal naval battle of the 19th century.
He intended to attempt to break the enemy line of battle with two or three columns in order to cut the centre and rear of the fleet from its van, and to then concentrate his forces on the ships in rear part of the line.
As the battle opened, the French and Spanish were in a ragged line headed north as the two British columns approached from the west at almost a right angle.
www.solarnavigator.net /history/the_battle_of_trafalgar.htm   (1967 words)

 Chesapeake Bay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chesapeake Bay's watershed covers 64,299 mi² (166 534 km²) in the District of Columbia and all or part of six states: New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The plentiful oyster harvests led to the development of the skipjack, the state boat of Maryland, which is the only remaining working boat type in the United States still under sail power.
Today, the body of water is less productive than it used to be, because of runoff from urban areas (mostly on the western shore) and farms (especially on the eastern shore), overharvesting, and invasion of foreign species.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chesapeake_Bay   (1408 words)

 Battle Off Cape Sable, Naval Engagement in American Revolutionary War
The Alliance, a veteran of the Battle of Flamborough Head, under her new Captain John Barry, was returning from a diplomatic mission wherein Washington's aide John Laurens was transported to France when it sighted the English sloops Atalanta and Trepassey.
Similarly, after the Battle of Chesapeake Bay, DeGrasse was highly agitated and stayed to maintain the blockade only upon extensive urging by Washington.
It is highly speculative to suggest that this battle changed the course of events, but in a war where the frame of mind of its commanders and also the public was so important, the possibility exists.
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 The Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chesapeake breeders have resisted the temptation to breed the sort of hot-wired dogs that win field trials but are almost impossible to live with in the duck blind.
In practical terms, this means you can buy a Chesapeake pup with a string of conformation champions in its pedigree and expect it to do a decent job in the field.
It is not uncommon for a Chesapeake to go directly from the marsh to the show or obedience ring and be successful in both.
www.gundogmag.com /gundog_breeds/chesp_0605/index1.html   (880 words)

 Battle of the Chesapeake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Conventional naval tactics of the time called for the fleets to each form up in line of battle and then maneuver within gun shot range of each other, each ship attacking its opposite in the enemy line.
It was after 4 p.m., over 6 hours since the two fleets had first sighted each other, by the time the British—who still had the weather gage, and therefore the initiative—were ready to open their attack.
Role of the Spanish in the Battle of Yorktown
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 Md. Counties Awash in Pollution-Causing Nutrients   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
State policymakers preparing to do battle against the Chesapeake Bay's fish-killing microbe are about to get some harrowing news from the field: Farm counties of the Eastern Shore are awash in pollutants linked to Pfiesteria piscicida, reports show, and the tools now used to control them aren't doing the job.
In the Chesapeake Bay, agriculture is the largest single contributor of unwanted nitrogen and phosphorus -- accounting for about half of the total, according to the Chesapeake Bay Program.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, a private environmental advocacy group, is urging Delmarva's giant poultry companies to share the responsibility for the waste, arguing that individual farmers may lack the means to solve the problem on their own.
faculty.frostburg.edu /geog/caupp/pfiesteria/nutr.htm   (1686 words)

 More Info on chesapeake bay - - chesapeak bay - - chesapeke bay
Parts of the Bay, especially the big parts by the coast line of Calvert County, are lined by cliffs as the result of receding waters millions of years ago.
Only the area around the mouth of the Susquehanna River is continental in nature, and the mouth of the Susquehanna River and the Susquehanna flats often freeze in winter.
By The Baltimore Sun Dec. 24--Twenty years after officials in Maryland and the rest of the Chesapeake Bay region launched a campaign to sharply limit pollution that is choking life out of the giant estuary, those curbs are starting to have an impact.
www.usgovernetics.com /Cel-to-Chi/chesapeake_bay.php   (1511 words)

 Some Events Around Boston - 23
The “Chesapeake” bore straight away for the Britisher, and when within pistol-shot swung into the wind, and then ensued one of the bloodiest and most terrific combats between two ships-of-war.
Don’t give up the ship.” To the dismay and surprise of the people on shore the English flag was seen at the masthead of the “Chesapeake.” The Bostonians were so sure of a victory that they had prepared a banquet and Broke and his officers were to have been invited.
Five traitors were discovered among the crew of the “Chesapeake.” The American naval signals fell into the hands of the enemy in this fight, and Bainbridge, Decatur and Hull were appointed a special committee to select a new code.
www.kellscraft.com /EventsBoston/EventsBoston23.html   (635 words)

 French Military Victories
Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), Gilles de Rais and Jean d'Orleans of France defeat the Earl of Shrewsbury, the Earl of Salisbury and the Duke of Suffolk.
The battle results are inconclusive as Napoleon of France combating the powers of Russia and Prussia led by Bennigsen.
Surrender and retreat by the French garrison to a force of Anglo-Portuguese is one of the bloodiest seiges of the Napoleonic Wars.
www.militaryfactory.com /battles/french_military_victories.asp   (1473 words)

 War of 1812 at Sea -- HMS Shannon captures USS Chesapeake, 1 June 1813
Shannon and Chesapeake were of virtually identical strength, though the American ship's crew was rather larger, and a duel between the two was attractive to both captains.
Chesapeake left Boston Harbor in the early afternoon of 1 June 1813.
It depicts Chesapeake at the moment of striking her flag to Shannon.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/events/war1812/atsea/ches-sn.htm   (1398 words)

 USS Constitution Museum - FAQs - Sister Ships - USS Chesapeake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
During broadside action early in the battle, Chesapeake's rigging was cut away which caused the ship to lose maneuverability.
Chesapeake was towed to Halifax and later served in the Royal Navy.
Some of the timbers were used in the construction of a flour mill.
www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org /faq/chesapeake.html   (196 words)

 Chesapeake Bay - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Chesapeake Bay, large inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, eastern Maryland and eastern Virginia.
Chesapeake Bay, Battle of, decisive naval engagement between the French and British navies off the coast of Virginia on September 5, 1781.
Black bear, Virginia deer, opossum, cottontail rabbit, groundhog, and muskrat can be found in Virginia.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Chesapeake_Bay.html   (102 words)

 Battle of the Capes
Graves took command of the combined force and sailed for the Chesapeake on August 31, arriving in the area on September 5.
a crucial naval battle in the Revolutionary War, which occurred near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay between a British fleet led by Rear Adm. Thomas Graves and a French fleet led by Rear Adm. Comte de Grasse.
Memorabilia related to Battle of the Capes is at auction on eBay.
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 The Battle of Chesapeake Capes
The Battle of Chesapeake Capes, also known as the Battle of the Virginia Capes, was a crucial naval battle in the Revolutionary War, which occurred near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay between a British fleet led by Rear Adm. Thomas Graves and a French fleet led by Rear Adm. Comte de Grasse.
After a successful campaign in the southern states that included victories at the Siege of Charleston and the Battle of Guilford Court House, British troops under Cornwallis headed north in the summer of 1781 in order to rejoin Maj. Gen.
The actual battle ended at sunset on September 5, but for several days afterwards the 2 fleets continued to maneuver within sight of each other, as ships on both sides carried out repairs and waited for an opportunity to resume the fight.
www.myrevolutionarywar.com /battles/810905.htm   (1193 words)

 Northern Maine Recreation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
At the battle of Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813, Oliver Hazard Perry, in command of a new fleet, unfurled this flag.
This flag was probably flown at the battle of Bennington, Aug. 16, 1777, when about 1,600 Green Mountain Boys under Gen. John Stark wiped out the British forces, contributing to the later defeat of Gen. John Burgoyne at Saratoga, N.Y. Third Maryland Regiment.
At the battle of Cowpens, S.C., Jan. 17, 1781, the Third Maryland Regiment carried this flag.
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 Chesapeake and the Shannon (I), The [Laws J20]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Laws J20, "The Chesapeake and the Shannon I" Logan, pp.
Chesapeake was already a hard-luck ship; in 1807, H. Leopard had demanded the right to search her for deserters (this was one of the key issues of the War of 1812); being refused, Leopard fired into the American ship and had their way.
By 1812, Chesapeake was of course seaworthy again, but her crew was green and reportedly mutinous; she was no match for an experienced British crew.
www.csufresno.edu /folklore/ballads/LJ20.html   (528 words)

 The Battle of Yorktown
After the British loss in the Battle of the Chesapeake Capes (Second), he French naval fleet blocked England's access to the Chesapeake Bay and the American-French land forces blocked a move inland.
On October 27, Clinton had finally arrived at the Chesapeake Bay but discovered that the battle was over.
The Battle of Yorktown was the last major engagement of the war.
www.myrevolutionarywar.com /battles/810928.htm   (2841 words)

 Siege of Yorktown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
On August 14, 1781, Washington received confirmation that French Admiral de Grasse, stationed in the West Indies, was sailing with his fleet to the Chesapeake Bay.
De Grasse defeated Admiral Thomas Graves' fleet in the Battle of the Chesapeake, also known as the "Battle of the Capes", and won control of the bay.
The defeat in Chesapeake Bay was the only major naval defeat suffered by the Royal Navy of Great Britain in two hundred years of empire building in the 18th and 19th centuries.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Battle_of_Yorktown_(1781)   (1198 words)

The fourth Missouri (BB‑63), the last battleship completed by the United States, was laid down 6 January 1941 by New York Naval Shipyard; launched 29 January 1944; sponsored by Miss Margaret Truman, daughter of then Senator from Missouri Harry S Truman, later President; and commissioned 11 June 1944, Capt. William M. Callaghan in command.
Following local operations and battle group training in early 1987, the battleship got underway on 25 July for a western Pacific and Indian Ocean deployment.
Donated as a museum and memorial ship on 4 May 1998, she was later transferred to Pearl Harbor where the old battleship rests near the Arizona (BB-39) memorial and is open for tours by the public.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/m12/missouri-iv.htm   (3296 words)

 CBG Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Welcome to the home of the Chesapeake Battle Group.
The Chesapeake Battle Group is an R/C Big Gun Warship Combat Club.
Our battles are held on the Maryland Eastern Shore, as well as in West Virginia.
www.chesapeakebattlegroup.org   (261 words)

 Stratics Message Forums: A Battle Strategy
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PaxLair Ventrilo (PaxVoice) is ACTIVATED for use for the battles and support against the Void Shadow.
Battle Strategy Guide is posted here, thanks to FatherGanja from Lake Superior.
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