Ship Model of USS Porpoise

One of six ships of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, the Porpoise sailed around the world between 1838 and 1842. The ship’s crew scouted Antarctica, surveyed the Pacific Ocean, and mapped the Columbia River.

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One of six ships of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, the <em>Porpoise</em> sailed around the world between 1838 and 1842.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Jaclyn Nash
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One of six ships of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, the <em>Porpoise</em> sailed around the world between 1838 and 1842.