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This Day in Boston History
February 20th, 1815
USS Constitution Captures Two
this day the USS Constitution encountered two British war ships and set
about engaging them both. She disabled the HMS Levant, then took on the
Cyane in a race to capture her before the Levant could rejoin the battle.
The Levant rejoined the fight to find that herself outnumbered by the Constitution
who's crew manned both ships. By 10pm that night both ships were taken by
the Constitution, which had lost six of her crew in combat.