'Launching Day, USS America--The first United States battleship: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 5 November 1782'--She was one of three 74-gun ships ordered by the Continental Congress in 1776. In the event, 'America' was the only one to be built. John Paul Jones was to have been her Captain but the huge vessel was given to France as a political present and was launched, as shown, under the flags of both America and France.
Destruction of the French Frigates Arianne & Andromaque 22nd May 1812. Nineteenth century British school, after Thomas Whitcombe The image shows the last stages of the Action of 22 May 1812. From left to right: Mameluck, Ariane, Andromaque and Northumberland.