Warship Under Sail

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Warship Under Sail: The USS Decatur in the Pacific West is a historical nonfiction work by Seattle author Lorraine McConaghy. Based on archives of the United States Navy, it documents USS Decatur's 1854–1859 Pacific Ocean cruises. During this time Decatur played a part in the 1856 Battle of Seattle and William Walker's Nicaraguan filibuster.