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The Battle of Lake Erie , sometimes called the Battle of Put-in-Bay , was fought on 10 September 1813, in Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio during the War of 1812 . Nine vessels of the United States Navy defeated and captured six vessels of the British Royal Navy . This ensured American control of the lake for the rest of the war, which in turn allowed the Americans to recover Detroit and win the Battle of the Thames to break the Indian confederation of Tecumseh . It was one of the biggest naval battles of the War of 1812.

Barclay repeatedly requested men and supplies from Commodore James Lucas Yeo , commanding on Lake Ontario, but received very little. The commander of the British troops on the Detroit frontier, Major-General Henry Procter , was similarly starved of soldiers and munitions by his superiors. He declined to make an attack on Presque Isle unless he was reinforced, and instead he incurred heavy losses in an unsuccessful attack on Fort Stephenson , which he mounted at the urgings of some of his Indian warriors. [14]

Chauncey had dispatched 130 extra sailors under Lieutenant Jesse Elliot to Presque Isle. [15] Although Perry described some of them as "wretched", at least 50 of them were experienced sailors drafted from USS  Constitution , then undergoing a refit in Boston . [16] Perry also had a few volunteers from the Pennsylvania militia.

In the days preceding the battle, Perry told his friend, Purser Samuel Hambleton , that he wanted a signal flag, or battle flag, to signal to his fleet when to engage the enemy. Hambleton suggested using the dying words of Perry's friend Captain James Lawrence of the frigate USS  Chesapeake , "Don't Give up the Ship". Hambleton had the flag sewn by women of Erie, and presented it to Perry the day before the battle. The flag would become an icon in American naval history.

On the morning of 10 September, the Americans saw Barclay's vessels heading for them, and got under way from their anchorage at Put-in-Bay. The wind was light. Barclay initially held the weather gauge , but the wind shifted and allowed Perry to close and attack. Both squadrons were in line of battle , with their heaviest vessels near the centre of the line.

The first shot was fired, from Detroit , at 11:45. [19] Perry hoped to get his two largest brigs, his flagship Lawrence and Niagara , into carronade range quickly, but in the light wind his vessels were making very little speed and Lawrence was battered by the assortment of long guns mounted in Detroit for at least 20 minutes before being able to reply effectively. When Lawrence was finally within carronade range at 12:45, her fire was not as effective as Perry hoped, her gunners apparently having overloaded the carronades with shot. [20]

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has revealed exciting details about its new virtual reality ride, debuting in spring 2018. The park’s newest attraction will be called Battle For Eire™—Action VR Ride.

The revolutionary VR attraction will feature a fierce fairy warrior named Addie, who will lead riders on an unforgettable adventure through her homeland, Ireland.

A host of characters, some heroic and some villainous, join Addie in a thrilling story fit for the whole family. Addie’s goal is to rescue the Heart of Eire, which represents the magic of Ireland, but she needs a little help from the park’s guests.

Located in the Ireland village of the park, Battle For Eire is a marriage of a motion-based theater simulator with state-of-the-art 360-degree virtual reality headsets, creating an innovative experience unlike any other in the attraction industry. Riders will be completely immersed within the story and be able to see, hear and feel actions happening all around them, both through the virtual reality headsets and within the motions of the simulator.

“We are taking guests on an incredible journey,” said Larry Giles, Vice President of Engineering at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. “The movement of the simulator combined with interactive special effects from the VR headsets will deliver an exciting, high-energy experience, with a great storyline.”

The opening of this attraction will kick off another exciting season at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, which has been named the “World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park” by the National Amusement Park Historical Association for 27 consecutive years. From its thrilling roller coasters, world-class dining options and kid-friendly attractions, Busch Gardens offers fun for the whole family.

The Battle of Lake Erie , sometimes called the Battle of Put-in-Bay , was fought on 10 September 1813, in Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio during the War of 1812 . Nine vessels of the United States Navy defeated and captured six vessels of the British Royal Navy . This ensured American control of the lake for the rest of the war, which in turn allowed the Americans to recover Detroit and win the Battle of the Thames to break the Indian confederation of Tecumseh . It was one of the biggest naval battles of the War of 1812.

Barclay repeatedly requested men and supplies from Commodore James Lucas Yeo , commanding on Lake Ontario, but received very little. The commander of the British troops on the Detroit frontier, Major-General Henry Procter , was similarly starved of soldiers and munitions by his superiors. He declined to make an attack on Presque Isle unless he was reinforced, and instead he incurred heavy losses in an unsuccessful attack on Fort Stephenson , which he mounted at the urgings of some of his Indian warriors. [14]

Chauncey had dispatched 130 extra sailors under Lieutenant Jesse Elliot to Presque Isle. [15] Although Perry described some of them as "wretched", at least 50 of them were experienced sailors drafted from USS  Constitution , then undergoing a refit in Boston . [16] Perry also had a few volunteers from the Pennsylvania militia.

In the days preceding the battle, Perry told his friend, Purser Samuel Hambleton , that he wanted a signal flag, or battle flag, to signal to his fleet when to engage the enemy. Hambleton suggested using the dying words of Perry's friend Captain James Lawrence of the frigate USS  Chesapeake , "Don't Give up the Ship". Hambleton had the flag sewn by women of Erie, and presented it to Perry the day before the battle. The flag would become an icon in American naval history.

On the morning of 10 September, the Americans saw Barclay's vessels heading for them, and got under way from their anchorage at Put-in-Bay. The wind was light. Barclay initially held the weather gauge , but the wind shifted and allowed Perry to close and attack. Both squadrons were in line of battle , with their heaviest vessels near the centre of the line.

The first shot was fired, from Detroit , at 11:45. [19] Perry hoped to get his two largest brigs, his flagship Lawrence and Niagara , into carronade range quickly, but in the light wind his vessels were making very little speed and Lawrence was battered by the assortment of long guns mounted in Detroit for at least 20 minutes before being able to reply effectively. When Lawrence was finally within carronade range at 12:45, her fire was not as effective as Perry hoped, her gunners apparently having overloaded the carronades with shot. [20]



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