Tag Archives: War of 1812
Question: What was the first American ship captured by the British Royal Navy during the War of 1812? Answer: The USS Nautilus, a schooner captured off the coast of New Jersey on July 17th, 1812.
On June 18th, 1812, the United States declared war on Britain. This declaration was the start of what would be known as the War of 1812, probably because that’s just so much easier to say than the more accurate ‘War of 1812-14’. It was sparked by American resentment to some of Britain’s high-handed responses to […]