Commodore Robert Hariot Barclay
Commodore Robert Hariot Barclay assumed command
of the British Naval Fleet on June 1st, 1813. Commodore Barclay's base of
operations was at Fort Malden in what is now called Amherstburg,
Ontario. Barclay's loss in the Battle of Lake Erie decisively ended the
British naval domination in the area. This gave way to open supply routes
to the Americans for the remainder of the War of 1812.
lead the heavily armed warship HMS Detroit into
battle that bloody September 10th, 1813. She measured over 125' or 38
metres and could carry a formidable battle force.