"The people of Portland believed that these two men deserved a join funeral, and joint honors, then the should mingle in the earth for eternity..." Knights of the Sea: 2 of 2: The True Story of the Boxer and the Enterprise. by David Hanna

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(PhotoThe capture of HMS Boxer in 1813 was a sea fight off the coast of Maine in the War of 1812. The United States Navy brig USS Enterprise, commanded by Lieutenant William Burrows, defeated the Royal Navy gun-brig HMS Boxer, led by Master Commandant Samuel Blyth: )

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"The people of Portland believed that these two men deserved a join funeral, and joint honors, then the should mingle in the earth for eternity..."  Knights of the Sea: 2 of 2: The True Story of the Boxer and the Enterprise. by David Hanna

"Beautifully written, Knights of the Sea delves deeply into the lives and motivations of the two young, but experienced captains who dueled to the death in the famous sea fight between the HMS Boxer and USS Enterprise, shedding new light on the British and American navies during a critical period in their histories.”Captain Philip Kasky USN (Ret), former commander, USS Suribachi

"David Hanna establishes his credibility both as a writer and with the quality and depth of his historical research in Knights of the Sea. His capturing of a little-known maritime battle during the War of 1812 is surprisingly relevant in modern-day exploration of military strategy." Portland Press Herald

"In a compact, well-organized and carefully illustrated book, Hanna propels the reader both general and scholarly with sure, swift and colorful prose.” Bangor Daily News

"In Hanna’s skilled storytelling, heroic seamen and stout ships come alive in this rousing tale and converge on the Maine coast for a short, bloody sea battle... The well-illustrated Knights of the Sea is a great read for folks interested in Maine or maritime history. Hanna does his heroes and their forgotten war justice." Down East Magazine