Six Frigates The Epic History of the Founding of the U S Navy

Six Frigates  The Epic History of the Founding of the U S  Navy
Author: Ian W. Toll
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2008-03-17
ISBN: 9780393066647
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"A fluent, intelligent history...give[s] the reader a feel for the human quirks and harsh demands of life at sea."—New York Times Book Review Before the ink was dry on the U.S. Constitution, the establishment of a permanent military became the most divisive issue facing the new government. The founders—particularly Jefferson, Madison, and Adams—debated fiercely. Would a standing army be the thin end of dictatorship? Would a navy protect from pirates or drain the treasury and provoke hostility? Britain alone had hundreds of powerful warships. From the decision to build six heavy frigates, through the cliff-hanger campaign against Tripoli, to the war that shook the world in 1812, Ian W. Toll tells this grand tale with the political insight of Founding Brothers and the narrative flair of Patrick O'Brian.

Merchant Sail

Merchant Sail
Author: William Armstrong Fairburn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 4179
Release: 1945
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Merchant marine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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British Destroyers Frigates

British Destroyers   Frigates
Author: Norman Friedman
Publsiher: Seaforth Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-10-22
ISBN: 1848320159
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Since the Second World War the old categories of destroyer and frigate have tended to merge, a process that this book traces back to the radically different 'Tribal' class destroyers of 1936. It deals with the development of all the modern destroyer classes that fought the war, looks at the emergency programmes that produced vast numbers of trade protection vessels - sloops, corvettes and frigates - then analyses the pressures that shaped the post-war fleet, and continued to dominate design down to recent years. Written by America's leading authority, it is an objective but sympathetic view of the difficult economic and political environment in which British designers had to work, and benefits from the author's ability to compare and contrast the US Navy's experience. Norman Friedman is renowned for his ability to explain the policy and strategy changes that drive design decisions, and his latest book uses previously unpublished material to draw a new and convincing picture of British naval policy over the previous seventy years and more. Hugely successful with enthusiasts and professionals alike from its first publication in 2006, this is the book's third edition.

American Light and Medium Frigates 1794 1836

American Light and Medium Frigates 1794   1836
Author: Mark Lardas
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2012-01-20
ISBN: 1780963467
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The 'Original Six' frigates were commissioned by the new-born US Navy at a staggering cost of nearly $700,000. Designed to be light and fast, these warships enabled America to project its power across the globe. Among the ships Mark Lardas examines is USS Constellation: the first ship to be commissioned by the United States Navy. Alongside stirring accounts of engagements during the Barbary Wars, the author explores the design and development of these frigates, explaining the shortcomings that led to their replacement by larger, heavier 44-gun models by 1800. Packed with contemporary illustrations of US frigates and their British and French rivals, this book follows the escalation of the naval 'arms race' during the 18th century.

Famous Ships of the British Navy Stories of enterprise and daring of British Seamen With an appendix on iron clad ships a chronological table of British engagements at sea etc

Famous Ships of the British Navy  Stories of enterprise and daring of British Seamen     With an appendix on iron clad ships  a chronological table of British engagements at sea  etc
Author: William Henry Davenport Adams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Memoirs and Letters and Journals

Memoirs  and Letters and Journals
Author: Max von Eelking
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Burgoyne's Invasion, 1777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States

Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States
Author: Military Service Institution of the United States
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Six Frigates

Six Frigates
Author: Ian W. Toll
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780718146580
Category: Frigates
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Britain's naval dominance over the century that followed the Battle of Trafalgar was absolute. And yet, just seven years after Nelsonrs"s final, fatal victory, British ships were at war with a new enemy, the United States. D efeat was unthinkable. But the British were soon to discover that they had a fight on their hands. And it would be a bloody one. Admirably researched, rich in detail and inhabited by a gripping cast of real-life, three-dimensional heroes and villains, Six Frigates traces the genesis of a fleet that would, ultimately, replace Britainrs"s as the worldrs"s most powerful. And it captures the moment when the Royal Navy first caught a glimpse of the future. Creaking wood, whipping sails, the bark of orders and the bludgeon and thunder of cannon come magnificently alive in its pages.

Journal

Journal
Author: Military Service Institution of the United States
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Famous Ships of the British Navy

Famous Ships of the British Navy
Author: William Henry Davenport Adams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Armored vessels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Wrecks of HM Frigates Assurance 1753 and Pomone 1811

The Wrecks of HM Frigates Assurance  1753  and Pomone  1811
Author: John Bingeman,Paul Simpson,David Tomalin
Publsiher: Oxbow Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN: 1789256380
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wrecks of HM Frigates Assurance 1753 and Pomone 1811 Book Excerpt:

With the thought of treasure, Isle of Wight islander, Derek Williams researched ancient local wreck records. Top of his extensive wreck list was the 40-gun frigate Assurance lost in 1753 while returning from Jamaica with Governor Trelawny on board, whose story possibly inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write Treasure Island. Derek’s first dive at the western point of the Isle of Wight called “The Needles” put him on top of cannons, various wreckage and Spanish-American “Pieces of Eight”, all scattered at the foot of the rock face. He reported this astonishing discovery to the authorities which resulted in the site being designated the 6th British historic protected wreck site. When the authorities decided that further professional help was needed, author and diver John Bingeman supplied his Portsmouth Royal Naval diving team, and together with David Tomalin, County Archaeologist, developed the full potential of this important site. Over the next nine years John Bingeman’s team conducted annual visits to excavate the site; they successfully recovered 3,471 artifacts including cannon weighing 1½ tons. Some of these cannon post-dated the Assurance, leading to the identification of a second 38-gun frigate, the Pomone, lost in 1811. Her Captain, Robert Barrie’s extensive correspondence was discovered by Paul Simpson to have been archived by Duke University, North Carolina. It features Pomone’s continuous actions during the French Napoleonic wars, followed by his appointment to the 74-gun Dragon when he saw action in Chesapeake Bay during the 1812-15 war with the USA. Returning to North America as Senior Naval Officer Canada, Commodore Barrie made quite a name for himself improving the political relationship between the USA and Canada; he is remembered by the Canadian City named Barrie. Previously unresearched archaeological finds are featured, including the development of rigging blocks, gunlocks, military buttons and ship’s chain pumps, all superbly illustrated, as well as the results of research into numerous other artifacts of the period. Appendices contain the transcripts of the two ship’s court martials and make fascinating reading. Captains seem to be blameless while their navigating officers are held responsible even going to prison. Perhaps not surprising when tried by fellow Captains!

Soviet Seapower in Northern Waters

Soviet Seapower in Northern Waters
Author: John Kristen Skogan,Arne Olav Brundtland
Publsiher: Burns & Oates
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: North Atlantic Ocean
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Narrative and Critical History of America The United States of North America c1887 88

Narrative and Critical History of America  The United States of North America   c1887 88
Author: Justin Winsor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Narrative and Critical History of America Edited by Justin Winsor

Narrative and Critical History of America Edited by Justin Winsor
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Narrative and Critical History of America The United States of North America 1887 88

Narrative and Critical History of America  The United States of North America  1887 88
Author: Justin Winsor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Narrative and Critical History of America

Narrative and Critical History of America
Author: Justin Winsor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 640
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The United States of North America 1888

The United States of North America  1888
Author: Justin Winsor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The United States of North America

The United States of North America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Narrative and Critical History of America The United States of North America 1888

Narrative and Critical History of America  The United States of North America  1888
Author: Justin Winsor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Narrative and Critical History of America The United States of North America

Narrative and Critical History of America  The United States of North America
Author: Justin Winsor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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