Don't Give Up The Ship Flag
"Don't Give Up the Ship" - the dying command of Captain James Lawrence on June 1, 1813 aboard USS Chesapeake during the Battle of Boston Harbor during the War of 1812. Citizens from watched from shore and spectating yachts were warned to back off during and the USS Chesapeake engaged in battle with . Ironically James ignored commands not to engage, made through a series of tactical mistakes, and was killed in action. His crew immediately gave up the ship.