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Don't Give Up the Ship - USNA
Don't Give Up the Ship - USNA

Don't Give Up the Ship - USNA

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The famous navy saying "Don't Give Up the Ship" has inspired generations of sailors. The motto of perseverance dates back to the final encouragement to the crew of the USS Chesapeake by the dying Captain James Lawrence during the War of 1812. This banner hangs near the entrance to Bancroft Hall and serves as a memorial to U.S. Naval Academy alumni who have died while serving our nation.

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