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1781, Oct 11813, Jun 4
an American naval officer. During the War of 1812, he commanded USS Chesapeake in a single-ship action against HMS Shannon commanded by Philip Broke. He is probably best known today for his last words or "dying command" "Don't give up the ship!", which is still a popular naval battle cry, and which was invoked by Oliver Hazard Perry's personal battle flag, adopted to commemorate his dead friend.
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06/01/1813-Mortally-wounded Captain James Lawrence utters future Navy motto "Don't give up the ship"
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