Battlefield Detectives

Season 1 Episode 7

The Chesapeake and the Shannon

Aired Unknown Unknown on Discovery Channel
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The Chesapeake and the Shannon

In The Chesapeake and the Shannon, warfare takes a significant leap forward. The British ship HMS Shannon responds to an attack from the USS Chesapeake and ultimately claimed an unlikely victory. In just eleven minutes, over a hundred men were dead. This represented a turning point in the power of nautical weaponry.

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