An illustration of the Spanish Armada. In etymological origin, armada is a Spanish word meaning "armed" in the feminine form. It is used in many Spanish-speaking nations as the title of the national naval force.

Armada

An illustration of the Spanish Armada. In etymological origin, armada is a Spanish word meaning "armed"…

During the Battle of Lake Erie, Perry retreated to the mouth of Cascade Creek where he built the larger vessels of his fleet.

Mouth of Cascade Creek

During the Battle of Lake Erie, Perry retreated to the mouth of Cascade Creek where he built the larger…

Esek Hopkins (26 April 1718 - 26 February 1802), was Commander in Chief of the Fleet throughout the American Revolutionary War.

Esek Hopkins

Esek Hopkins (26 April 1718 - 26 February 1802), was Commander in Chief of the Fleet throughout the…

The bay where Capt. Perry put his fleet in during the Battle of Lake Erie. Smoke of the battle can be seen in the distance.

The Battle of Lake Erie

The bay where Capt. Perry put his fleet in during the Battle of Lake Erie. Smoke of the battle can be…

The Congressional gold medal given to Capt. Oliver Parry.

The Perry Medal

The Congressional gold medal given to Capt. Oliver Parry.

The battle report dispatch of Capt. Perry following the Battle of Lake Erie.

Perry's Dispatch

The battle report dispatch of Capt. Perry following the Battle of Lake Erie.

The Red River Campaign or Red River Expedition consisted of a series of battles fought along the Red River in Louisiana during the American Civil War. Pictured here is the fleet passing the dam.

Red River Expedition

The Red River Campaign or Red River Expedition consisted of a series of battles fought along the Red…

"A ship of Duke William's fleet which transported troops for the invasion of England."—Gordy, 1912

A Ship of Duke William's Fleet

"A ship of Duke William's fleet which transported troops for the invasion of England."—Gordy,…