Download e-book for kindle: American Privateers in the War of 1812: The Vessels and by Timothy S. Good

By Timothy S. Good

ISBN-10: 0786466952

ISBN-13: 9780786466955

in the course of the struggle of 1812, the U.S. military numbered a number of dozen ships and captured fewer than two hundred British vessels. American privateers, however, commanded greater than 2 hundred vessels and captured greater than 1,000 British ships. The privateers proved the single American strength that continually threatened Britain in the course of the Atlantic, in particular alongside the coasts of the British Isles.
even though privateers had a much better influence at the British service provider marine and the economic climate of significant Britain than the U.S. army, they've got acquired rather little scholarly consciousness. This reference paintings addresses this shortcoming through offering an accounting of all 248 American privateers throughout the warfare and a complete checklist of all captures made by way of American forces—including privateers, military, and others—during that conflict.

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