Gunboat "Philadelphia"

ID: 2005-8361

Creator: Dorwin, Harold

Form/Genre: Object

Date: April 13, 2005

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009, Digital Logbook, SPS

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Summary

Image of the Gunboat "Philadelphia" on display in the National Museum of American History. The American gunboat "Philadelphia" sank into Lake Champlain in October 1776, during a naval battle against the British in the American Revolution. Visible is the 12 pounder gun mounted at the bow. She was raised in 1935 with much of its equipment intact and came to the Museum in 1964, complete with the 24-pound ball that sent the gunboat to the bottom.

Author

Dorwin, Harold

Subject

National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

See Neg. # SIA2011-1330 for another image of the "Philadelphia" on display in 1975.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009, Digital Logbook, SPS

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • April 13, 2005
  • Revolution, 1775-1783

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Philadelphia (Ship)
  • Military history
  • Artifacts
  • Firearms
  • History
  • Sea-power
  • Gunboats
  • Naval history
  • Boats and boating
  • United States--History--1775-1783

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Object
  • Digital Image
  • Exhibit

ID Number

2005-8361

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Color ; Size: 12.6w x 8.43h ; Type of Image: Object ; Exhibit; Medium: Digital Image

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