OK I did a little more reseach to satisfy myself about the differences in the illustrations. I ws not aware of this but probably many of you already are, but I'll tel it anyway for my satisfaction.
There were 3 Enterprises from 1775 on to approx 1812. Two schooners and the third a brig.
The following is from https://shipwiki.wik....com/Enterprise
The name Enterprise has a long history in US naval service, going back to 1775, prior to the formal creation of the US Navy. The third USS Enterprise fought in the major wars like the Quasi-War with France, the First Barbary War, and the War of 1812.
" The famous little schooner Enterprise, the pet of the early American navy, was a Baltimore schooner carrying square topsails, a typical clipper built in 1799. She served in so many engagements and came through unscathed that she seemed to bear a charmed life. She captured ninetenn vessels in the West Indies and went through five engagements at sea in 1800 and when war with Tripoli was declared in 1801 she went over to the Mediterranean, and did good work." American Sailing ships: Their Plans and History by Charles G. Davis.
In her career of 24, the third USS Enterprise engaged in many battles and never failed to capture her antagonist. It fought in the the Quasi-war with France, the Barbary Wars, the War of 1812, and against pirates, slavers and smugglers in US waters. In these duties the brig captured, defeated or recovered 3 dozen ships. Her most famous battle was that with the British brig Boxer off the Maine coast in 1813. On 9 July 1823 she ran aground and was lost. For the War of 1812, you may further read the page for The Journal of The War of 1812.
For detailed information about Voyages of Enterprise, click http://sandcastlevi....rise/intro.html
For a ship directory listing voyages of Enterprise, please visit http://sandcastlevi....rise/voyappa.ht
Edited by twintrow, 15 August 2015 - 07:45 PM.