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USS Chippewa (1815)

USS Chippewa was a brig built in 1815 at Warren, Rhode Island, under the direction of Commodore Oliver Perry, sent to New York City to be outfitted and manned. Chippewa sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, 3 July 1815, with Lieutenant George C. Read in command, as a part of a squadron under the command of Commodore William Bainbridge, it was intended to go to the Mediterranean for use against the Barbary pirates based in North Africa. Before the squadron's arrival in the Mediterranean, another squadron under the command of Commodore Stephen Decatur had succeeded in making peace with the Dey of Algiers. Bainbridge, after showing the flag in several ports in the Mediterranean, departed for home 6 October 1815. Upon her arrival at Boston, Chippewa was placed in ordinary service. Chippewa sailed from Boston 27 November 1816 for the Gulf of Mexico to join the frigate Congress in the anti-piracy and anti-slave trade patrols in the Caribbean; the United States and Britain were cooperating in attempts to suppress the international slave trade.

Chippewa ran aground on an uncharted reef at the North West of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands and sank on 12 December 1816 without loss of life. In 2008, a U. S expedition supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration searching with representatives of Turks & Caicos Islands seeking Trouvadore, a Spanish slave ship that wrecked in 1841 in the same area, found the wreck of Chippewa, they had found wreckage of a wooden ship in 2004, 2008 was the third field season. Chippewa was identified by the unique 32-pounder carronade armament; the U. S. team was seeking the wreckage of the USS Onkahye, another 19th-century ship that conducted anti-piracy/anti-slavery patrols. This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here. "Search for the Trouvadore 2008: Mission Summary", Explorations, NOAA, includes slideshow and videos "Anti-piracy/Anti-slavery patrols", Slave Ship Trouvadore website "US Brig Chippewa: contemporary history", Slave Ship Trouvadore, official website "US Brig Chippewa: modern wreck history", Slave Ship Trouvadore, official website

Politics of Living

Politics of Living is the third studio album by the Irish rock band Kodaline. It was released on 28 September 2018 through labels B-Unique Records and Sony Music UK. Politics of Hope features prominent production collaborations with musicians such as Steve Mac, Stephen Harris, Jonny Coffer. Five singles were issued from the album: "Brother", "Follow Your Fire", "Shed a Tear", "Worth It", "Head Held High". Commercially, Politics of Living was a success within Europe; the album peaked at number one on the Irish Albums Chart, becoming Kodaline's third number one album, at 15 on the UK Albums Chart. List of number-one albums of 2018