Just FYI, here is the battle history of USS Constitution: A Cutting-out Expedition, 1800 Bombardment of Tripoli, 1804 Escape from an Enemy Squadron, 1812 Engagement with HMS Guerriere, 1812 Defeat of HMS Java, 1812 Capture of Cyane and Levant, 1815 Seizing a Slaver, 1853
As for beauty, I've always like the schooner. Specifically the schooner Atlantic
"Commissioned by New York Yacht Club member Wilson Marshall, the Atlantic was launched in 1903. William Gardner, one of America's foremost designers of large yachts, designed her. From the moment Atlantic went to sea, it was clear that she was an exceptionally fast and beautiful schooner. When a yacht in 1903 hits twenty knots during her sea trials, she is a promising yacht, but even then nobody could imagine two years later this yacht would set a record that would stand unmatched for almost a century."
I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which in truth, they are.
Gen. W.T. Sherman