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Divers: USS Revenge found off RI coast

PROVIDENCE, RI (NBC) - A team of divers believe they have found the wreckage of the USS Revenge.

The ship, which was commanded by naval hero Oliver Perry, sunk off the Rhode Island coast in 1811.

The divers are reaching out to the U.S. Navy and the state of Rhode Island for guidance in retrieving what's left of the warship.

The team showed off video of its find at an event Friday.

Perry, exonerated for sinking the Revenge, is said to have found it hard to command another ship. Eventually, however, moved on to battle the British.

Perry is also famous for coining the phrase, "Don't give up the ship."

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