Whoa! Think about THAT! Make a ship the size of the Constitution stop dead in the water and then go in reverse? All the while fighting a battle with roaring cannon and billows of smoke so thick one probably has no clue what ship was where. Captain Stewart - and his awesome American sailors - were amazing!
It was fighting like that that caused the British Admiralty to order their commanders to engage an American frigate only when the British had a superior force. Even then, as in this case, it made no difference. America won the War of 1812 because of her magnificent sailors! Anchors away! Woo-hoo!
This is a photo180 years later - in 1992 - of the Constitution is in dry dock... and a photo of her crew - all hands on deck - in 2015.