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Cannon of HMS Shannon

At the Province House is this cannon of the HMS Shannon. It was used in the Battle of Boston Harbor on 1 June 1813, during the War of 1812, when the USS Chesapeake was captured by the HMS Shannon. The Chesapeake conquest was a famous naval action for the Royal Navy and was also famous in the United States for the dying Captain James Lawrence's last words: "Don't give up the ship".

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