Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

Underdog HMS Shannon defeats USS Chesapeake


After losing a series of one-on-one ship battles, the Royal Navy scored a major triumph when the underdog Shannon defeated and brought into Halifax the American naval frigate Chesapeake. Thereafter the American navy rarely ventured out of port.

Date: 1813

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Weekly Chronicle 11 June 1813 p.3